A. Philip Randolph

A Civil Rights Activist

Family life and background

A. Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889 in Cresent City, Florida. He was the second son of James W. Randolph, and Elizabeth Robinson. His father was a minister at the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

How Randolph became a leader and influencing events.

Randolph founded and was president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.He also led the March on Washington Movement when Martin Luther King Jr. Gave his "I have a dream" speech . He was very passionate about equal rights, not just for African Americans, but for everyone.
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"Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within."

Interesting facts

- Randolph was an aspiring actor before he got into civil right work

- He died in his home in New York, and was cremated

- Held many jobs, such a as a waiter, elevator operator, and porter.