A Philip Randolph

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday April 15, 1889

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Crescent City, FL

DEATH DATE May 16, 1979 (90)

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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.


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.