By Cynthia Taylor
A. Philip Randolph, founding father of the Brotherhood of drowsing motor vehicle Porters, used to be the most powerful black exchange unionists in the US. as soon as referred to as "the most threatening black guy in America," he was once a thorough journalist, a exertions chief, and a pioneer of civil rights thoughts. His protegé Bayard Rustin famous that, "With the exception of W.E.B. Du Bois, he was once top-of-the-line civil rights chief of the 20th century until eventually Martin Luther King."
Scholarship has often portrayed Randolph as an atheist and anti-religious, his connections to African American faith both neglected or misrepresented. Taylor areas Randolph in the context of yankee non secular background and uncovers his complicated courting to African American faith. She demonstrates that Randolph’s religiosity lined a large spectrum of liberal Protestant ideals, from a non secular humanism at the left, to orthodox theological positions at the correct, by no means straying faraway from his African Methodist roots.
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