The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
A scholarly examination of this important Black American railroad labor union organized by A. Philip Randolph in 1925 to improve the work conditions of railroad porters and maids employed by the Pullman Company. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was the first Black union to receive an AFL charter. (Blockson)
Increasingly scarce, this copy is inscribed: “Ellen V. Barksdale. Compliments of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Thomas Patterson. Eastern Zone Supervisor. July 3, 56.”
Description: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
New York & London: Harper & Brothers, (1946). B-V code; an early printing. Frontispiece, 258 pages. Illus. with plates taken from photographs. Near fine in publisher’s cloth in a poor dust jacket, now protected in a clear mylar wrapper. Spine lettering dulled; jacket missing spine panel and with closed tears or chipped losses.