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Women of Civil Rights Unionism. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Women of Civil Rights Unionism: Organizing the Movement for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in the Mid-1920s

Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 4:00pm
Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240)

A staged reading of a play based on a community history project on the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters who worked and lived in the Twin Cities.


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Join us for a staged reading of Women of Civil Rights Unionism. The play grew out the Department of African American & African Studies’ community-engaged research initiative on the activities of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) in St. Paul. Between the mid-1920s and the 1940s, the BSCP, led by civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph, occupied a central place in African American protest politics and community building. Students taking part in new courses taught by African American Research Collaborative faculty and local playwrights will perform this play. Afterwards, there will be a discussion with the participants and audience members.

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This event is organized by the IAS Collaborative on Well-being in the Midwest African Diaspora.

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