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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.

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writer:

Cyrus Nowrasteh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Braugher ... A. Philip Randolph (as André Braugher)
Charles S. Dutton ... Milton Webster
Mario Van Peebles ... Ashley Totten
Brock Peters ... Leon Frey
Carla Brothers Carla Brothers ... Lucille Randolph
Kenneth McGregor Kenneth McGregor ... Barton Davis
Ellen Holly Ellen Holly ... Selena Frey
Ernestine Jackson Ernestine Jackson ... Mrs. Randolph
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Daddy Moore
Ordena Stephens Ordena Stephens ... Sandi Totten
James McGowan ... Desmond
Kedar Brown ... James Randolph (as Kedar)
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... William Green (as Chris Bondy)
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ... E.J. Daniels
Collette Micks ... 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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Union See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

A. Philip Randolph was the first president of the BSCP, serving in that position from 1925 through 1968, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian honor awarded in the United States) in 1964 from President Lyndon B. Johnson. Randolph was born in 1889, in Florida, and died in 1979 in New York City, aged 90. 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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History All Should Know
4 February 2007 | by aa4353See all my reviews

This film is an excellent way to illustrate to the current generations that the historic struggle for civil rights started long before the 1960's. It is also interwoven with the labor movement of other workers and the treatment by big business. While historic, it may be wise for some to pay attention to the current standing of unions and to the fact that unions really made the middle class of today. The dirty tricks of the Pullman company including the "communist threat" are illustrated as they have been in past movies. The actors in this movie do a great job. Duton and Braugher offer stellar performances as usual. Director Ronert Townsend solidly directs the events .


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