How Did Ralph Impact The Civil Rights Movement

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Philip Randolph was known throughout history as a leader, organizer, and social activist. He impacted the labor union and civil rights movement in the 20th century. Philip was born on April 15, 1889 in Crescent City, Florida.


During World War 1, he attempted unionize African-American shipyard workers, elevator operators. Philip also co- launched a magazine designed to bring awareness to higher wages. Founding the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led to the first African American labor union being organized by 1937. He became involved in other civil rights organizations as well, including the famous March on Washington in 1963.

In the 1940s, Philip had grown hugely as a organizer of different African American campaigns, …show more content…

Philip Randolph was just the son of James and Elizabeth Randolph, who both were supporters of equal rights for African-Americans, also supporting general human rights as well. Surrounding in this warm, happy family environment, Philip wanted to grow to be like his father, who at the time was a methodist church pastor, and stand up for what he believed in. Moving to Jacksonville Florida in 1881, the Randolph Family enrolled Philip into the Cookman Institute, which was one of the most promising schools for people of color at the time. Attending this school made Philip a very smart person, who understood many things others could not say they …show more content…

He used this election as a way to protest the racial prejudice he found inside the organization. This peaceful protest formed the Negro American Labor Council in 1959. Randolph also began to put his time into broadening civil rights work. In 1957 Randolph formed a prayer pilgrimage to draw attention to the desegregation of schools in the south, that was yet to be enforced. To accompany his other organized marches, at the end of the 1950s, he led the Youth Marches for Integrated Schools.

In addition to the many successful marches under his name, Randolph helped to make history the day he shared the stage with the most recognized civil rights leader of all times, Martin Luther King Jr. Philip helped to organize the March on Washington in 1963, earning him the opportunity to speak in front of about 250,000 people. He was among the few people that met President Kennedy, who congratulated him personally about his successful

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