The civil rights movement in the United States was a decades-long struggle with the goal of enforcing constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already enjoyed. The injustice of Jim Crow Laws and the violence suffered is profound.
The blog will be placing a spotlight on a very important movement in American history over the next few weeks in honor of Black History Month. I want to focus on the positive changes and crucial moments during a time where injustice thrived!
A. Philip Randolph wrote an open letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 12th, 1934. He was a civil rights activist and a founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. A labor union for African-Americans working at the Pullman Car Company.