"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A. Philip Randolph

This 1990 statue of Asa Philip Randolph by Ed Dwight stands in Washington's Union Station.

A. Philip Randolph
April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979
Dedicated by the AFL-CIO to the
Memory of A. Philip Randolph, America’s 
Foremost Black Labor and Civil Rights 
Leader the Founder of the Brotherhood 
Of Sleeping Car Porters, He Conceived 
And Initiated the 1963 March on 
Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
“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
Ed. Dwight Sculptor

In his right hand Randolph holds a Pullman Berth Key.

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