85th Anniversary of the founding of America’s first Black labor union

September 9, 2011   // 0 Comments

Article courtesy of CopyLine News Magazine Charlottesville, VA (BlackNews.com) —On August 25th, 1925 the trajectory of African American and American history was changed forever. On that date, a group of Pullman porters formed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, America’s first African American labor union. One of those porters, 99-year-old Linus Scott, described the job as “miles of smile...

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