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A. Philip Randolph
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Asa Philip Randolph
April 15, 1889
|Died||May 16, 1979
New York City, New York, U.S.
A. Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a social activist who fought for labor rights for African-American communities during the 20th century. During World War I, he attempted to unionize African-American shipyard workers and elevator operators and co-launched a magazine designed to encourage demand for higher wages. He later importantly founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which by 1937 would become the first official African-American labor union.
In 1942, received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Spingarn Medal. On September 14, 1964, he was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C.
Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963.
Randolph receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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