Talk:A. Philip Randolph

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Citations Needed[edit]

The early life section is very poorly sourced. "From his father, Randolph learned that color was less important than a person's character and conduct"... where's the source for this platitude? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mhess126 (talkcontribs) 03:55, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Image request[edit]

I think we should have an actual picture of him. The current picture is really a stamp. --Revolución (talk) 00:14, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Expansion request[edit]

We have a moderately good article on a man who was arguably the most important civil rights leader of his generation. He deserves more-- Jmabel 19:32, Sep 24, 2004 (UTC)

A. Philip Randolph is very important in civil rights history. I mean, he has a museum & an institute named after him! He needs much, much, much more than what he's getting. 75.37.130.11 14:13, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Randolf is important, but so are Rustin and Muste. The information linking Muste and Rustin to the 1941 march on Washington is uncited and actually appears to be false. Rustin's own writings in his book Down the Line, (Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1971) makes no mention that he was ever directly involved with that march nor does Muste's biographer Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson in her book, Abraham Went Out, (Temple University Press, Philadelphia,1981) indicate that Muste was involved. Robinson does place Muste and Randolf together in 1943. If you, the author, have credible sources that have Rustin and Muste as organizers with Randolf and the 1941 march on Washington I would be interested in knowing what they are. RMCII1956, University of North Dakota

Atheist?[edit]

I'm left with the impression that Randolph was an atheist, but it's not adequately sourced. Anyone have a clear source on the matter? CRETOG8(t/c) 14:39, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

See the List of atheists (activists and educators). A. Philip Randolph definitely was an atheist.

Right now the article seems pretty vague on this. It just says that his religious views varied throughout his life. Even if true, couldn't the same be said about almost anyone? The link provided goes to a page (more of an ad really, with just a synopsis) where a book is being promoted that says he was not an atheist at all but a Methodist. From every biography I have ever read on the man he was an atheist (as many socialists were). I provided this link supporting the opinion,[1]. It looks fairly neutral to me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AlexanderCahan (talkcontribs) 04:37, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Bisexual?[edit]

When the openly gay, black activist Bayard Rustin was arrested for having gay sex in public, Rustin worried what the reaction of his mentor A. Philip Randolph would be. Please see the biography by Jervis Anderson. However, the National Black Justice Coalition, an African-American LGBT group once stated that federal spying upon Randolph stated that he had bisexual tendencies. I am not sure where to find more resources, but this has been something stated about the activist. jcm 4/13/9 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.228.129.9 (talk) 04:07, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Request for Comments[edit]

There is an RfC on the question of using "Religion: None" vs. "Religion: None (atheist)" in the infobox on this and other similar pages.

The RfC is at Template talk:Infobox person#RfC: Religion infobox entries for individuals that have no religion.

Please help us determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 18:15, 21 April 2015 (UTC)