The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races

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Title

The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races

Publisher

Crisis Publishing Company, Inc.

Date

April 1942

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 49, whole number 376

Description

The image of a Black woman worker was made possible by A. Phillip Randolph’s agitation against unfair labor practices and a threat of a march on Washington led President Roosevelt in 1941 to issue Executive Order 8802, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II.  Randolph finally got his march in 1963, which provided the venue for Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.