A. Philip Randolph Quote - Jacksonville, FL
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N 30° 20.165 W 081° 38.581
17R E 438191 N 3356202
Quick Description: A plaque with a famous quote by U.S. civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph is located in the A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2013 12:05:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ8PK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
The quote on the plaque reads as follows

"Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be continuous; for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic and religious relationships." - A. Philip Randolph

ABOUT A. PHILIP RANDOLPH:

"Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement and socialist political parties.

He organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly black labor union. In the early civil-rights movement, Randolph led the March on Washington Movement, which convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 in 1941, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II. After the war Randolph pressured President Harry S. Truman to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, ending segregation in the armed services.

In 1963, Randolph was the head of the March on Washington, which was organized by Bayard Rustin, at which Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech. Randolph inspired the Freedom budget, sometimes called the "Randolph Freedom budget", which aimed to deal with the economic problems facing the black community."

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Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

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