Portrait of A. Philip Randolph

Portrait of A. Philip Randolph

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/33464
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Title

  • Portrait of A. Philip Randolph

Image Number

  • RC10874

Year

  • 19--

Series Title

General Note

  • Philip Randolph, the first president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was born in Crescent City, Florida, and grew up in Jacksonville. The son of a Methodist minister, he attended the City College of New York, and later published The Messenger, a radical black magazine. The 1937 contract between the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Pullman Company cut working hours, increased pay, and improved working conditions. Randolph was also a major influence in ending discrimination in defense plants and segregation of the U.S. military. He was director of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington, D.C. ? the largest civil rights demonstration in American history.

Title of Work

  • Messenger (1919-1928)

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 10 x 8 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 03985.

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