The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
A. Philip Randolph Challenges President Franklin Roosevelt
Civil rights leader and labor activist A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979) relates an Oval Office encounter in 1941 with President Franklin D. Roosevelt that resulted in Roosevelt issuing Executive Order 8802, which banned discrimination in government and defense industry employment. The excerpt was included in A. Philip Randolph’s 50th Anniversary, a satellite news feed produced by the Labor Institute of Public Affairs (AFL-CIO), ca. 1991.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Courtesy of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization