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D3 Movie Night: Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=18836
December 27, 2020
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom Call)
Join District 3 comrades for a movie night! We’ll be taking a break from our regular meetings over the holidays, but watching a movie together and discussing it is a great, low-barrier way for us to stay engaged with each other.
Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle chronicles the organizing of the first Black trade union—the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This inspiring story of the Pullman porters provides one of the few accounts of African American working life between the Civil War and World War II.
Miles of Smiles describes the harsh discrimination which lay behind the porters’ smiling service. Narrator Rosina Tucker, a 100 year old union organizer and porter’s widow, describes how after a 12 year struggle led by A. Philip Randolph, the porters won the first contract ever negotiated with Black workers. Miles of Smiles both recovers an important chapter in the emergence of Black America and reveals a key source of the Civil Rights movement.
Join us on Zoom to watch together: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85205647875