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A. Philip Randolph

African-American civil-rights movement leader

A. Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties.


  • If the Church, white or black, is to express the true philosophy of Jesus Christ, Himself a worker, it will not lend itself to the creed of oppressive capitalism which would deny to the servant his just hire.
    • "Negro Labor and the Church," in Capitalism vs. Collectivism: The Colonial Era to 1945, Volume 3 of African American Political Thought (Routledge African Studies: 2003), p. 136

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