The BSCP Help The Black Community From 1930 To 1934

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However, there were times where the BSCP helped the black community not even a little. From 1930 to 1934 there was an attempt to get an injunction using the Railway Labor Act of 1926 against the Pullman company while the Railway Emergency Act was passed in 1933. This disabled the union from doing any further actions toward the Pullman company because it enable the company to outlaw and company unions.
With the help of the BSCP, Randolph and the black community were able to achieve numerous goals that they have set and it enabled them to gain equality for blacks. African American demanded the right to serve in combat rather than support the cause, and once given access to combat roles, it was difficult to desegregate the armed forces. Even …show more content…

In July 1941, African Americans were going through the Great Migration, which is the movement of African Americans to the North and the West to seek job opportunities. Initially, there were many job opportunities in the defense industry due the drafting of whites, leaving job openings to blacks, but in order for blacks to join, they would have to face discrimination and violence. 250,000 new defense jobs were opened but all of them excluded African Americans because they were seen as a waste of time and they were only seen for positions that did not involve having skills. In the aircraft industry, 0.2 per cent of the 107,000 employees were African American. However, Randolph took this issue up and confrontated with Eleanor Roosevelt due to President Roosevelt’s lack of interest of civil rights and other members of the President’s cabinet on September 27, 1940. His purpose of this consultation was to persuade them to develop a legislative decision that would stop segregation of armed forces and prohibit the mistreatment of African Americans based on their racial ethnicity. President Roosevelt did not take Randolph seriously when Randolph explained that he was rallying black men and …show more content…

Randolph’s argument successfully persuaded President Roosevelt to pass Executive Order 8802 on June 25, 1941, which emphasized there shall not be discrimination based on color, race, or national origin inside the U.S defense industry. Not only did this allow African Americans to have more jobs and decrease the employment rates of African Americans, but with the executive order, it established a Fair Employment Practices Committee to show a gradual notion towards ending discrimination and opening more doors for African Americans. President Roosevelt's executive order only desegregated defense industries however, it did not desegregate the armed forces, and there was still two separate troops, the whites

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