A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph New York Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235722
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: New York
State: New York (NY)
Publisher: Unicover Corporation
Postmark: 1989 Feb-3
PM City: New York
PM State: NY
Stamp: 25c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
No.89-2. Civil rights activist Asa Philip Randolph founded an outspoken journal, the Messenger, in 1917. Through his journal, he urged blacks to join labor unions, and advocated solidarity between white and black workers, but Randolph was not just an idea man--he knew how to get things done. He organized and became the president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (AFL) in 1925. He also served as president of the National Negro Congress, and vice president of the AFL-CIO. When industry refused to hire blacks for defense jobs, Randolph planned a massive protest march on Washington. To avert the march, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a Fair Employment Practices executive order. Randolph also organized a movement to press for the abolition of segregation in the armed forces in 1947, and directed a monumental demonstration, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in 1963. Fittingly, the stamp featured on this Maximum Card is a salute to the achievements of the inimitable A. Philip Randolph