A Philip Randolph

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Birthday
15, 1889
Birthplace
Crescent City, FL
Death Date
May 16, 1979 (90)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1889
Birthplace
Crescent City, FL
Death Date
May 16, 1979 (90)

About

African-American civil rights crusader who led the first primarily black labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

Before Fame

He attended the all-black high school Cookman Institute.

Trivia

He headed the famous March on Washington of 1963.

Family Life

His father, Rev. James William Randolph, was a minister and a tailor.

Associated With

He was heavily influenced by the W.E.B. DuBois book The Souls of Black Folk.