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- DescriptionA. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was one of the most effective black trade unionists in America. Once kwn as the most dangerous black man in America, he was a radical journalist, a labor leader, and a pioneer of civil rights strategies. His protege Bayard Rustin ted that, With the exception of W.E.B. Du Bois, he was probably the greatest civil rights leader of the twentieth century until Martin Luther King. Scholarship has traditionally portrayed Randolph as an atheist and anti-religious, his connections to African American religion either igred or misrepresented. Taylor places Randolph within the context of American religious history and uncovers his complex relationship to African American religion. She demonstrates that Randolph's religiosity covered a wide spectrum of liberal Protestant beliefs, from a religious humanism on the left, to orthodox theological positions on the right, never straying far from his African Methodist roots.
- Author BiographyCynthia Taylor teaches American history and religion in the Humanities Department of Dominican University of California.
- Author(s)Cynthia Taylor
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2005
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight526 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine24 mm
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