By Cynthia Taylor
A. Philip Randolph, founding father of the Brotherhood of sound asleep motor vehicle Porters, was once some of the most potent black alternate unionists in the USA. as soon as often called "the most threatening black guy in America," he was once an intensive journalist, a exertions chief, and a pioneer of civil rights recommendations. His protegé Bayard Rustin famous that, "With the exception of W.E.B. Du Bois, he used to be one of the best civil rights chief of the 20 th century till Martin Luther King."
Scholarship has typically portrayed Randolph as an atheist and anti-religious, his connections to African American faith both neglected or misrepresented. Taylor locations Randolph in the context of yank spiritual heritage and uncovers his complicated courting to African American faith. She demonstrates that Randolph’s religiosity coated a large spectrum of liberal Protestant ideals, from a spiritual humanism at the left, to orthodox theological positions at the correct, by no means straying faraway from his African Methodist roots.
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A. Philip Randolph: The Religious Journey of an African American Labor Leader by Cynthia Taylor