Asa Philip Randolph

By Kenny Johnson

  • 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 African American labor union.
  • In 1963, Randolph was the head of the March on Washington
  • Died May 16, 1979 New York
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  • In 1913 Randolph courted and married Mrs. Lucille Campbell Green, a widow, Howard University graduate
  • Randolph aimed to become an actor but gave up after failing to win his parents' approval.
  • Born in April 15, 1889 Florida
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