June 18, 2014

On this day June 18th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

June 18, 1941 President Roosevelt conferred with A. Philip Randolph and other leaders of the March on Washington movement and urged them to call off a scheduled demonstration. Randolph refused.  

A. Philip Randolph was a labor leader and social activist who fought for the rights of African-American laborers, including better wages and working conditions. He was a principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington DC.

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