African Americans on Postage Stamps

A. Philip Randolph

Champion of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunity

25-cent A. Philip Randoph stamp
The A. Philip Randoph stamp was issued February 3, 1989.

Raised in abolitionist traditions by his minister father, A. Philip Randolph mirrored those beliefs for more than 60 years as a tireless champion of equal rights and equal opportunity. In 1925 he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and in 1937, after 12 years of contentious and often bitter struggle with the Pullman Company, he achieved the first union contract signed by a white employer and an African-American labor union.

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