Philip Randolph Argumentative Essay

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A. Philip Randolph tried his best to get Civil Rights, so that everyone could and would get treated equally. A. Philip Randolph was known as “the most dangerous black in America.” Mr. Randolph was born April 15th, 1889 in Crescent City, Fl. He died May 16th, 1979. He was a labor leader and social activist who fought for the rights for not only African- Americans, but for poor whites, Puerto Ricans, Indians, and Mexican Americans. (A. Philip Randolph). He was also an elevator operator, a porter, a waiter, and developed his rhetorical skills.

“In 1891, the Randolph family moved to Jacksonville, Florida.” (A. Philip Randolph Biography). There in Jacksonville, Florida he graduated from Cookman, in 1911.After than he moved the Harlem in New York hoping to one day become an actor. In 1913 he married an intellectual Howard University graduate and beauty shop entrepreneur named Lucille Green.
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The porter, which was an overwhelming black group, won an election and then a contract with the railroads in 1937. Which later than made Randolph the Leading Black Figure in the labor movement. He has resigned in 1940.

Later on he started the “March on Washington” which was in 1941. “The originator of the March on Washington in 1963, Randolph aimed to obtain government sponsorship of black jobs.” (History). Randolph’s understanding of the economic needs of blacks predated the riots that drew the nation’s attention to them. He also became a critic of the black power movement, which he believed was programmatically bankrupt.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. The victory made Randolph the leading black figure in the labor
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