A. Philip Randolph was an American civil rights leader known for being the founder and first president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which became the first predominantly black labor union in the United States. He is also known for the instrumental roles he played in bringing an end to racial discrimination in the American Armed forces and defense industries.
He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. He is an inductee into the Labor Hall of Fame and the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
He was the son of Elizabeth Robinson and Reverend James William Randolph. In 1913, he married Lucille Campbell Green. The marriage produced no children.
In 1968, he was mugged by three men just outside his apartment.
Even though his father was a reverend, he grew up to become an atheist.
In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.A. Philip Randolph
Justice is never given it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.A. Philip Randolph
A. Philip Randolph
was a famous American activist,
who was born on
April 15, 1889. As a person born on this date, A. Philip Randolph is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 15) and the 8th most popular for the year (1889).
People born on April 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
A. Philip Randolph is the 610th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to A. Philip Randolph's birthday, A. Philip Randolph is the 3994th most famous American.
In general, A. Philip Randolph ranks as the 7368th
most popular famous person, and the 39th most popular activist / civil rights leader of all time.
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