Happy birthday, A. Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979)! ‪#‎Socialist‬. ‪#‎Humanist‬. Civil rights leader. Labor organizer. Soapbox orator. Advocate for non-violent resistance. Woodrow Wilson called him the “most dangerous man in America.” In 1917 Randolph co-founded (with Chandler Owen) the “Messenger,” a radical monthly that campaigned against lynching, the draft, and U.S. participation in World War I. In 1920 he ran on the Socialist Party ticket for New York State Comptroller, and in 1922 for Secretary of State of New York. Elected President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925. Key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Cremated. His ashes are kept at the headquarters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute in Washington, D.C.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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