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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 07:44 AM
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Today in Labor History Aug 25 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded in NYC & more

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August 25

Birth of Allan Pinkerton, whose strike-breaking detectives ("Pinks") gave us the word "fink" - 1819

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded at a meeting in New York City. A. Philip Randolph became the union's first organizer - 1925

And this: August 25, 1925 - A small group of black employees of the Pullman Co. established the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in New York City. A. Philip Randolph was invited to address the group and he became the union's first organizer.

For more on the Brotherhood, visit http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/evo_history4.html

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/today-in-labor-history & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_08_...



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