FLOR500, Garden 184 Asa Philip Randolph, Civil Rights Activist (1889–1979) Asa Philip Randolph was born in Crescent City. His family moved to Jacksonville where he attended the Cookman Institute, the only African American high school in the state. In 1925, Randolph founded the first African American labor group, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Randolph was also active in the civil rights movement, and fought to end discrimination in the armed forces. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, during which Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have A Dream Speech.”
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Asa Philip Randolph, Civil Rights Activist

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Asa Philip Randolph, Civil Rights Activist

(1889–1979)

Asa Philip Randolph was born in Crescent City. His family moved to Jacksonville where he attended the Cookman Institute, the only African American high school in the state. In 1925, Randolph founded the first African American labor group, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Randolph was also active in the civil rights movement, and fought to end discrimination in the armed forces. He helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, during which Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I Have A Dream Speech.”





 




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