The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races
Crisis Publishing Company, Inc.
Volume 49, whole number 376
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.