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Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

David Lucander

Abstract

Scholars regard the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) as a forerunner of the postwar Civil Rights movement. Led by the charismatic A. Philip Randolph, MOWM scored an early victory when it forced the Roosevelt Administration to issue a landmark executive order that prohibited defense contractors from practicing racial discrimination. This book recalls that triumph, but also looks beyond Randolph and the MOWM's national leadership to focus on the organization's evolution and actions at the local level. Using personal papers of MOWM members such as T.D. McNeal, internal government documents fro ... More

Keywords: March on Washington Movement, Civil Rights movement, A. Philip Randolph, racial discrimination, racism, African Americans, Layle Lane, E. Pauline Myers, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, women activists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038624
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lucander, author
Rockland Community College