From A. Phillip Randolph


The quote for the day comes from A. Phillip Randolph who organized and was President of the Pullman Car Porters, until his retirement in 1968. In 1941, following U.S. entry into World War II, Randolph proposed a march on Washington to protest racial discrimination in war industries. He called off the march after President Roosevelt issued an executive order, the “Fair Employment Act.”He later organized Dr. King’s March on Washington in 1963 and founded along with Bayard Rustin the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

He was one of the founders of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and a Vice-President of the AFL-CIO after their merger. I have been a member of the local APRI Chapter for 15 years.

The Banquet Table of Nature

“At the banquet table of nature there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can’t take anything, you won’t get anything; and if you can’t hold anything, you won’t keep anything. And you can’t take anything without organization.” ~~~~ A. Philip Randolph

He was honored by the Postal Service with a Stamp. He died in 1979.

Bob Bearden

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