Asa Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City into a fortunate middle class family.
Philip was the second son of James Randolph, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, both were staunch supporters of equal rights for African Americans and general human rights.
we need to create equal rights for not only African Americans, but all races in order to achieve true peace.
James Randolph (Right) Elizabeth Randolph (Left)
In 1891, the Randolph family moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he lived most of his youth and also attended Cookman Institute which was one of the first institutions for higher education of blacks.
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After graduating from Cookman Philip moved to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City with some contemplation about becoming an actor. At the time Philip was also studying english literature and sociology classes at City College and trying out a variety of different jobs.
Randolph made one of his earliest significant political actions when he founded an employment agency called the Brotherhood of Labor with Chandler Owen.
Chandler Owen (Right) Philip Randolph (Left)
We as workers all deserve equal treatment and opportunities not dependent of race or cultural background.
He began his efforts when, while working as a waiter on a coastal steamship, he organized a rally against their poor living conditions.