August 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Communications Workers-America
2220 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

10,000 Black Men Named George

The A. Phillip Randolph Institute, as an affiliate of the Central FL AFL-CIO is hosting a movie night, showing 10,000 Black Men Named George on Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 PM at the CWA Hall on 2220 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804.

The film is about the struggle of Randolph and Totten to organize railway porters — a demanding and sometimes dangerous job which was held almost exclusively by black men, who were paid low wages for demanding hours — against the staunch opposition of Barton Davis, head of the Pullman railway company and a fierce opponent of both unionization and civil rights initiatives title refers to the fact Pullman porters were often called “George” by white passengers, which was considered a racial slur.