First, we would like to draw your attention to the A.Philip Randolph Mural located on 123 E. Forsyth Street (Christopher Clark). Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a labor leader and civil rights activist, who founded the nation’s first Black labor union- The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP). In 1891, Randolph’s family moved to Jacksonville, and he attended the Cookman Institute (now known as Bethune-Cookman University). Shortly after finishing his studies, Randolph moved to Harlem (New York) and began working as a community organizer. During his time as an organizer, his efforts yielded the passing of two executive orders (Roosevelt and Truman), and he also played an important role in leading the March on Washington.
A.Philip Randolph Mural