The Crisis

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Title

The Crisis

Publisher

Crisis Publishing Company, Inc.

Date

November 1937

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 44, number 11, whole number 232

Description

A. Phillip Randolph was the most politically effective African American in America in the twentieth century. He began as editor of The Messenger, begun in November 1917 as Hotel Messenger, which billed itself as “the only radical Negro Magazine in America,” providing unflinching support of socialism and the “New Negro” brand of radical journalism. In 1925, he organized the first predominantly African-American labor union, The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.