10,000 Black Men Named George – Socialist Film Club

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Black workers organise and fightback against racism, low wages and poor conditions

 

A biopic of Asa Phillip Randolph, a political activist in the 1920s who set about unionising porters in the Pullman Rail Company. Aided by Ashley Totten they were among the first to form a black-led union in the US and take on their bosses who were staunchly against the civil and workers’ rights movements.

Director: Robert Townsend

Writer: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Running time: 95 mins

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