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A. Philip Randolph
(1889-1979) born on
Apr 15
US trade unionist, civil-rights leader. He cofounded "The Messenger," 1917; established the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1925; organized a labor protest March on Washington, 1941.
         
   
F
We want the full works of citizenship with no reservations. We will accept nothing less . . . This condition of freedom, equality, and democracy is not the gift of gods. It is the task of men, yes, men, brave men, honest men, determined men.

R
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
A
I have waited twenty-two years for this . . . I've waited all my life for this opportunity.
N
We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions . . . Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.
K
Nothing counts but pressure, pressure, more pressure, and still more pressure through broad organized aggressive mass action.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Keynote address to the policy conference, March on Washington Movement, Detroit, 26 Sep 1942.
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: On the 1963 March on Washington, in "Voices of Freedom," by Henry Jampton, 1990.
N: Keynote address to the policy conference, March on Washington Movement, Detroit, 26 Sep 1942.
K: Keynote address to the policy conference, March on Washington Movement, Detroit, 26 Sep 1942.
   


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