Asa Philip Randolph


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Asa Philip Randolph

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Asa Philip Randolph


Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
Civil rights--Southern States
Cookman Institute (Jacksonville, Fla.)
March on Washington Movement (Organization)
Civil rights movements--New York (State)--New York
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)


An autographed portrait of Asa Philip Randolph, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Randolph was born in Crescent City, Florida, on April 15, 1889. In 1891, his family moved to Jacksonville, where Randolph later attended Cookman Institute, the only academic high school in Florida available to African Americans. He graduated in 1907 and migrated to New York City, New York, in 1911. Randolph spent the rest of his life as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, the labor movement, and in various socialist parties. Some of his most notable accomplishments include organizing the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) in 1925, leading the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) of 1941-1946, and heading the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. His organizations were responsible for convincing President Franklin Delano Roosevel to issue Executive Order 8802, which banned discrimination in defense industries, in 1941; pressuring President Harry S. Truman to issue Executive Order 9981, which ended segregation in the United States Armed Forces, in 1948; and inspuring the Freedom Budget (also known as the Randolph Freedom Budget), which focused on solving economic problems specific to the African-American community.


Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print: Sun room, image 12, Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1889-1979

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection, Daytona Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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8 x 10 inch autographed black and white photographic print




Still Image


Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Mary McLeod Bethune Home, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida

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History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Holt, Rackham. Mary McLeod Bethune: A Biography. 1964.
"About Us." National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
Pfeffer, Paula F. A. Philip Randolph, Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. Baton Rouge, La: Louisiana State University Press, 1996.
Bynum, Cornelius L. A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

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Original Format

1 autographed black and white photographic print

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches


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