Today in Black History: August 25, 1925 “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids held its first meeting”

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids held its first meeting on August 25, 1925, in Harlem, New York. Labor and civil Rights Activist, A. Phillip Randolph was elected to lead the group. The porters and maids worked for the Pullman company. The group was formed because African American porters and maids were forced to work long hours for low wages. Most of the money the employees made had to be spent on food and uniforms.

To Learn more about the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids, click here

Photo Source:

http://www.socialwelfarehistory.com/eras/brotherhood-of-sleeping-car-porters-win-over-pullman-company/

http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_513.html

http://usslave.blogspot.com/2012/04/pullman-porters.html

 

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2 thoughts on “Today in Black History: August 25, 1925 “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids held its first meeting”

  1. To Whom It May Concern,

    My name is Dr. Sterling Coleman and I am a Cataloging/Reference Librarian at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Our library is putting together a documentary night for our students based upon the movie 10,000 Black Men Named George and we would like to use the “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters” image that you have upon your website on our advertisements for our event which will be free and open to the public.

    Do you own the rights to this image? If you do would you be willing to give us permission to use that image. If you do not own the rights to that image, do you know who does? And could you supply me with their contact information? Thank you for your time and consideration of my queries. Take care, be well and have a good day.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Sterling Coleman

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