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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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For Asa Philip Randolph, the 74-year-old president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and vice-president of the AFL-CIO, the March was the culmination of a half-century of agitation.
was in his Atlanta home, Asa Philip Randolph was in his Harlem apartment when the wheels began to turn.
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