April 20, 2017 –
10,000 Black Men Named George -Film Screening & Discussion
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday Apr 20
Andre Braugher stars as legendary African-American labor organizer Asa Philip Randolph. The story begins in the 1920s, a time when being a railway Pullman-car porter was one of the few jobs open to black men. It was bad enough that the job paid starvation wages for impossibly long hours; even worse was the fact that white train passengers were encouraged to patronizingly refer to each and every black porter as “George,” in honor of sleeping-berth maven George Pullman.