- NAME: A. Philip Randolph
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist
- BIRTH DATE: April 15, 1889
- DEATH DATE: May 16, 1979
- EDUCATION: City College of New York, Cookman Institute (now Bethune-Cookman University)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Crescent City, Florida
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Asa Philip Randolph
- AKA: A. Philip Randolph
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A. Philip Randolph was a labor leader and social activist who fought for the rights of African-American laborers, including better wages and working conditions.
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