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A. Philip Randolph Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Randolph, A. Philip


  • Creation: 1926-1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1926-1948

Biographical / Historical

A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was an African-American labor leader and early civil rights spokesman. Influenced by the socialism of Eugene Debs, Randolph began publishing his magazine The Messenger in 1917. He opposed U.S. entry into the first World War. In 1925 he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. His associations with Bayard Rustin and James Farmer influenced his dedication to nonviolence. Randolph was a founder of the League for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Against Military Segregation. In 1963, he directed the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The A. Philip Randolph Institute was founded in his honor in 1964.


0.08 linear ft. (1 linear in.)

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Alternate Form Available

The Randolph Papers are available on microfilm through. University Publications of America, Bethesda, MD. 1990. (OCoLC 23287317).

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

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