Randolph (1889-1979) was the greatest black labor leader in American history and the father of the modern American civil rights movement. Randolph’s legacy extends from the March on Washington movement to ending employment discrimination in the defense industry and a national civil disobedience campaign to ban segregation in the armed forces. The nonviolent protest and mass action effort inspired the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
Asa Philip Randolph was born April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Fla.
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