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A. Philip Randolph

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East Saint Louis Riot  

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Fair Employment Practice Committee.

Fair Employment Practice Committee.  

In June 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reluctantly created the Fair Employment Practice Committee (FEPC) to forestall a mass demonstration planned by the black labor leader A. Philip ...
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(1882–1945)US Democratic statesman and thirty-second president of the USA (1933–45). His ‘New Deal’ policies helped US recovery from the economic depression of the 1930s.Born into a prominent New ...
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In 1960 John F. Kennedy, a young second-term senator from Massachusetts, won the Democratic presidential nomination at the national convention in Los Angeles. His Republican opponent was Vice ...
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In 1941, President Roosevelt signed an equal employment order designed to strike at racial discrimination in federal employment and forestall a march by 100,000 African Americans on the American ...
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The National Negro Congress (NNC), founded in 1936, epitomized the broad alliances between civil rights, labor, and political institutions possible during the Popular Front era (1934–1939), a period ...
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A Christian body that rejects the formal structures of creed and sacraments and usually of clergy and liturgy, emphasizing instead the individual's search for ‘inner light’. Founded by the Englishman ...
Randolph, A. Philip

Randolph, A. Philip (1889–1979)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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(1889–1979), labor and civil rights leader.

Born the son of a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church,

Randolph, A. Philip

Randolph, A. Philip (b. 15 April 1889)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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(b. 15 April 1889; d. 16 May 1979),

labor organizer, civil rights activist, and editor

Randolph, A. Philip

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Paula F. Pfeffer

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.

A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to ...

Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins  

(1901–81)US social reformer and civil rights leader. The grandson of a slave, he worked for Black newspapers before he joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in ...
Whitney Young

Whitney Young  

(b. 31 July 1921; d. 11 March 1971),social worker and president of the National Urban League whose negotiation and fundraising efforts garnered millions of dollars in support of civil ...

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