NYC Honorary Street Names

Randolph

A. Philip Randolph Boulevard (Manhattan)
Present name:West 145th Street
Location:Between the western corner of Edgecombe Avenue and Riverside Drive
Honoree: A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979),organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and was a key figure in both the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights movement. He took a stand against segregation in the Armed Forces, calling on blacks to refuse to register for the draft. This led to President Trumanís crucial 1948 Executive Order barring discrimination in the military.
LL:2008/64


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