FBI Files on A. Philip Randolph on Microfilm

Collection Number: 6079 mf

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
FBI Files on A. Philip Randolph on Microfilm, 1922-1970
Collection Number:
6079 mf
Creator:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Quantity:
1 microfilm reel
Forms of Material:
Records.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889-May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement and socialist political parties.
He organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly black labor union. In the early civil-rights movement, Randolph led the March on Washington Movement, which convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 in 1941, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II. The group then successfully pressured President Harry S. Truman to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the armed services.
In 1963, Randolph was the head of the March on Washington, which was organized by Bayard Rustin, at which Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. Randolph inspired the Freedom budget, sometimes called the "Randolph Freedom budget", which aimed to deal with the economic problems facing the black community.[wikipedia]
SUBJECTS

Names:
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigations--Archives

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.


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Cite As:
FBI Files on A. Philip Randolph on Microfilm #6079 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
CONTAINER LIST

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