BirthdayApril 15, 1889
BirthplaceCrescent City, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About A. Philip Randolph

    Full name: A. Philip Randolph
    Also known as: Philip Randolph, A. Philip Randolph, Randolph, A. Philip
    Professions: American activist

  2. A. Philip Randolph Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 16th of May, 1979 (Age: 90)

  3. A. Philip Randolph Biography

    Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement and socialist political parties.He organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly black labor union. In the early civil-rights movement, Randolph led the March on Washington Movement, which convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 in 1941, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II. The group then successfully pressured President Harry S. Truman to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the armed services.In 1963, Randolph was the head of the March on Washington, which was organized by Bayard Rustin, at which Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. Randolph inspired the Freedom budget, sometimes called the "Randolph Freedom budget", which aimed to deal with the economic problems facing the black community.

  4. A. Philip Randolph Family

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