Asa Philip Randolph Institute Dinner

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438 North Avenue

Garwood, NJ 07027

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For their civil rights activism, we honor these astounding leaders: Herbert Hall Sr Vanessa Tyler Karen Thomas Michael Fisher George Darby

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The Black-Labor Alliance helped the civil rights movement achieve one of its greatest victories – passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which removed the last remaining legal barriers to broad black political participation. Inspired by this monumental success, Randolph and Rustin founded the A. Philip Randolph Institute in 1965 to continue the struggle for social, political and economic justice for all working Americans.

It's founder,Asa Phillip Randolph (1889-1979) was the greatest black labor leader in American history and the father of the modern American civil rights movement. Co-founder, Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), was also a leading civil rights and labor activist and strategist. Rustin was the chief organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Randolph’s greatest protege.

Randolph and Rustin forged an alliance between the civil rights movement and the labor movement. They recognized that blacks and working people of all colors share the same goals: political and social freedom and economic justice.

In recognition of the legacy left behind by Asa Philip Randolph, we have the privilege of honoring these five astounding leaders for their civil rights activism and upholding the shared goals of both Randolph and Rustin today:

*Herbert Hall Sr. *Vanessa Tyler *Karen Thomas * Michael Fisher *George Darby

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