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By Cynthia Taylor

A. Philip Randolph, founding father of the Brotherhood of drowsing vehicle Porters, used to be probably the most powerful black alternate unionists in the US. as soon as often called "the most threatening black guy in America," he used to be a thorough journalist, a hard work chief, and a pioneer of civil rights suggestions. His protegé Bayard Rustin famous that, "With the exception of W.E.B. Du Bois, he was once among the finest civil rights chief of the 20 th century until eventually Martin Luther King."

Scholarship has regularly 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 yank spiritual background and uncovers his advanced courting to African American faith. She demonstrates that Randolph’s religiosity coated a large spectrum of liberal Protestant ideals, from a spiritual 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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