I have been blessed to sit and listen to some of the most amazing stories told by people from around the world! One of them I’ll never forget is Mavis Kemp. Asa Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey and Mavis Kemp are all early labor leaders who made a difference for people of color and all people. I was able to capture some of the early days of labor experienced by a young Mavis.Kemp. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend from the Passages Production Team… Listen to her by clicking on the links here and at the bottom of the page.
Garveyism is an aspect of black nationalism that refers to the economic, and political policies of UNIA-ACL founder Marcus Garvey. The ideology of Garveyism centers on the unification and empowerment of African-American men, women and children under the banner of their collective African descent, and the repatriation of African slave descendants and profits to the African continent.
Retiring as president of the BSCP in 1968, Randolph was named the president of the recently formed A. Philip Randolph Institute, established to promote trade unionism in the black community. He continued to serve on the AFL-CIO Executive Council until 1974. He died in New York City on May 16, 1979.
Another Story from Mavis Kemp:
May we all keep working together to make our working together to make things better come true!
We pray for workers around the world this Labor Day.