A. Philip Randolph

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A. Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889May 16, 1979) was a Black Civil Right agitator and Trade Union leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

Randolph was involved in many Civil Rights type marching from 1941 onwards. In 1963 he helped organize Martin Luther King, Jr with his march on Washington D.C. On September 14, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson presented Randolph with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.