The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was founded in 1925 by an activist A. Philip Randolph. It was the first national union organized by African Americans. BSCP was very important in the civil rights history in the United States. In 1960s due to decrease in railway transportation BSCP merged with the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks (BRAC) and later became The Transportation Communications International Union (TCIU). These materials related to BSCP was put together by William Washington. He was the secretary of Local No.9 in San Antonio, Texas. Only selected items from the collection have been digitized. Complete information about the collection can be found in the UCF Libraries' Online Catalog.