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A. Philip Randolph
Civil Rights Activist / 1889 - 1979
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.
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Painter, Author / 1930 -
Faith Ringgold is an American artist and author who became famous for innovative, quilted narrations like Tar Beach that communicate her political beliefs.
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