"Asa Philip Randolph"

A. Philip Randolph was very active black man in his time. He was always fighting against slavery and always involved in anti-slavery organizations. Even though he was involved in some organizations, he also set up his own labor unions and became a Civil Rights Leader. In 1925 Randolph set up The Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters. This was and organization that had trouble succeeding, and finally was recognized in its later years. Finally fair pay and overtime was granted to the african american workers.
Randolph was a leader always involved in his society, helping others in the fight for freedom and equality. He never gave up a faught till the end. He was a very brave man who stood up for what he believed in and never backed down. Many say that he was that " he was the most dangerous black in America"


Randolph was also a Civil Rights Leader. He was one of the main people on The March on Washinton. He lead a huge amount of people in the fight for eqaulity. This march was a history making time. Martin Luther King gave his, " I Have a Dream" speech. This speech moved many people and made many to think about racism in a different way.

Some Important Facts You should know!!!!

  • He was called the most dangerous black in America.
  • He led 250,000 people in the historic 1963 March on Washington.
  • He spoke for all the dispossessed: Blacks, poor Whites, Puerto Ricans, Indians and Mexican Americans.
  • He attained for Black workers their rightful at in the house of Labor.
  • He won the fight to ban discrimination in the armed forces.
  • He organized the 1957-prayer pilgrimage for the civil rights bill.
  • He is A. Philip Randolph, president of the institute bearing his name and President Emeritus of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the union he built. (http://www.apri.org/ht/d/sp/i/225/pid/225)

Leaders of The March On Washington:


Citations and Links:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Philip_Randolph
  2. http://www.apri.org/ht/d/sp/i/225/pid/225
  3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A._Philip_Randolph_1963_NYWTS.jpg
  4. https://msbush.wikispaces.com/A.+Phillip+Randolph
  5. http://nmaahc.si.edu/section/programs/view/3
  6. http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/marchonwashington/ig/March-on-Washington-Photos/Leaders.htm