May 8

May 8, 1925 – The Brotherhood Of Sleeping Car Porters Was Organized By  A. Philip Randolph 

A. Philip Randolph 1963 NYWTS

A. Philip Randolph 1963

April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979 – A. Philip Randolph

The first primarily African American Labor Union; the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was organized by A. Philip Randolph on May 8, 1925.  A great leader of the American Civil Rights and Labor Movements, Asa Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889.  The March on Washington in 1963 where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech was mainly led by A. Philip Randolph.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Leaders of the march leading marchers down the street.) - NARA - 542003

Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph and Walter B. Reuther Lead Marchers During The March On Washington