A. Philip Randolph

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A. Philip Randolph
Posted by Miningman on Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:57 PM
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:07 AM

Mr. Randolph was a courageous man, no doubt about it!

At least his statue is in a safe place, indoors, where some poorly educated pack of ignoramuses can't pull it down or deface it, not having any idea of who it is.

Hell, they'd probably think he was the model for "Uncle Ben."

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:56 PM

That is entirely possible.

This is good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M81jv8abnhM

And this:


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:36 PM

What a speaking voice the man had!  He grabs your attention, doesn't let go, and makes it seem easy.  Formidable!

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Posted by NP Eddie on Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:31 PM

I agree that Mr. Randolph was a man of principles. He organized the Pullman Porters and stood up to the Pullman Company. Too many of today's people don't remember his contribution to organized labor.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, June 22, 2020 10:32 AM

About 20 years ago, a co-worker asked me for a possible topic for her grade-school age son's paper for Black History Month.  After a little bit of thought, I came up with a suggestion where Black History Month and my hobby overlap and suggested that A. Philip Randolph would be an excellent topic.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:17 AM

Randolph was one of the Four Founders of he NAACP, along with my Bar Mitzvah Rabbi, Stephen Samuel Wise.

The last Pullman-built Superliner sleeper was names the George M. Pullman, and I got to ride it twice before moving to Israel in July 1996.

Has any Amtrak or other passenger car been named for A. Philip Randolph?

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:27 PM
 
John Lewis 
 
 
A. Philip Randolph and John Lewis
 
 
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Posted by NKP guy on Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:54 PM

Miningman
A. Philip Randolph and John Lewis     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFs1eTsokJg

   I'm very touched that a Canadian would mourn with us Americans the passing of a great patriot.  Thank you.

 

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 18, 2020 4:07 PM

As Mike ( Wanswheel) says: It's all connected, without trains there was no brotherhood for Randolph to organize, and no other black man had the clout to use the Lincoln Memorial as a stage in 1963.

 
 
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Posted by NKP guy on Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:36 PM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:45 PM

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:07 PM

I've taken it down .. there has never been any politics on Classic and let's just keep it that way guys. 

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:17 PM

Big thank you to NKP guy and Flintlock.

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