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A. Philip Randolph

Activist, Labor Leader (15-Apr-1889 — 16-May-1979)


Jervis Anderson. A. Philip Randolph: A Biographical Portrait. New York City: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1973. 398pp.

Daniel S. Davis. Mr. Black Labor: The Story of A. Philip Randolph, Father of the Civil Rights Movement. New York City: E. P. Dutton. 1972. 174pp.

William Hamilton Harris. Keeping the faith: A. Philip Randolph, Milton P. Webster, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1925-37. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1977. 252pp.

Andrew Edmund Kersten. A. Philip Randolph: A Life in the Vanguard. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2007. 169pp.

Calvin Craig Miller. A. Philip Randolph and the African American Labor Movement. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Pub.. 2005. 160pp.

James Neyland. A. Philip Randolph. Los Angeles, CA: Melrose Square Pub. Co.. 1994. 208pp.

Lillie Patterson. A. Philip Randolph: Messenger for the Masses. New York City: Facts on File. 1996. 115pp.

Paula F. Pfeffer. A. Philip Randolph: Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. Louisiana State University Press. 1990. 336pp.

Cynthia Taylor. A. Philip Randolph: The Religious Journey of an African American Labor Leader. New York University Press. 2006. 291pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.628)

  6. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.597)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.855)

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (pp.912-13)

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