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A. Philip Randolph

A 20th-century American socialist and union organizer. He was particularly known for his role in the civil rights movement, protesting against discrimination against Black Americans in military contracts and other areas. In 1925, he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first major effort to unionize the Pullman Company, which was then a major employer of African Americans. He lived from 1889 to 1979.
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will hold its first official fundraising event May 3rd 2014, from 6-10pm at A. Phillip Randolph High School—a swing dance featuring famed swing band “Glenn Cryzter and his Savoy Seven.” The evening will include dance instruction from 6-7pm and dancing to three band sets with presentations during the band breaks focused at engaging kids and adults in this unique art form.
The author acknowledges the important roles of A. Phillip Randolph, who inspired the March on Washington and Bayard Rustin, who organized it.
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The separatist sentiment represented by Louis Farrakhan is nothing new - the same split has appeared among black leaders for generations - Marcus Garvey and A. Phillip Randolph, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson.
Houston, A. Phillip Randolph, and others on the present race fight front." He concluded that Liberty Deferred was "a singularly thought-provoking piece of propaganda and a valuable contribution to Negro literature, whether it reaches the stage or not."
Wisely, he traces the genesis of the march to an earlier 1941 brainstorm by A. Phillip Randolph, the head of the once mighty Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, when President Franklin D.