The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters


The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters became the first African-American labor union to be recognized by the American Federation of Labor. What started as a campaign for more money and better treatment became an important force for social change.

Topics in this Podcast: labor, not just in the south, trains, 20th century, racism, black history, unions, American history, civil rights, discrimination, Civil Rights Movement, U.S. history, executive order 9981