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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

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A. Philip Randolph (as André Braugher)
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Milton Webster
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Ashley Totten
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Leon Frey
Carla Brothers ...
Lucille Randolph
Kenneth McGregor ...
Barton Davis
Ellen Holly ...
Selena Frey
Ernestine Jackson ...
Mrs. Randolph
Ardon Bess ...
Daddy Moore
Ordena Stephens ...
Sandi Totten
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Desmond
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James Randolph (as Kedar)
Christopher Bondy ...
William Green (as Chris Bondy)
Neville Edwards ...
E.J. Daniels
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Mrs. Robbins
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Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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24 February 2002 (USA)  »

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10.000 hombres llamados George  »

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The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BCSP) was created August 25, 1925 as a union for Pullman porters and maids. While the script and storyline of this movie does not make reference to female membership directly, there are visual references to female voting membership in the meetings and especially in the voting lines, especially as depicted in the union/police confrontation scene towards the end of the movie. The BSCP was the first Afro-American labor organization to receive a charter (membership) in the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and continued to be an active member union of the AFL up to and including the 1955 merger of the AFL with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to form the AFL-CIO. See more »

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Title Card: On August 25th, 1937 the Pullman Company signed the first ever agreement between a union of black workers and a major American corporation. It was twelve years - to the day - of the founding of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Title Card: For the next four decades Randolph carried forward his fight for equality. In 1963, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Randolph initiated the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was at that gathering ...
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This film is dedicated to all the men and women who were involved in the struggle to organize the Pullman porters. See more »

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Just this side of endurable
25 November 2007 | by (Seattle, WA, US) – See all my reviews

The concept/subject of this movie is great. We need more films about movements for social justice. The costumes are excellent, and the score is enjoyable. That being said, the acting, script, and directing were terrible. In the lead role, Andre Braugher attempts to deliver a performance of understated dignity but instead comes across as flat and unemotional. On the opposite end of bad acting, Charles Dutton shouts every line to try to convey a "larger than life" character. Some of the lines were laughably bad, and i felt sympathy that the actors had to work with that material. I *really* wanted to like this movie, and i guess it's something that I stuck with it to the bitter end. Perhaps worth enduring for its subject matter, but good luck.


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