Crescent City in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Asa Philip Randolph
“Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.”
Asa Philip Randolph was born in Crescent City, Florida on April 15, 1889 to Rev. James Williams and Elizabeth Robinson Randolph. His father was a minister at this church where Randolph attended as a youth. In 1925 he became the founder and president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and remained president until 1968. He founded a group that later became the League of Non Violent Civil Disobedience Against Military Segregation. He was the first president (1960–66) of the Negro American Labor Council. Randolph was the originator of two major marches on Washington. One was held in 1941; the other was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which brought more than 200,000 people to the capital on August 28, 1963. Two years later he formed the A. Philip Randolph Institute for community leaders to study the causes of poverty. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Johnson in 1964. He died May 16, 1979 in New York City. In 1989 Randolph became the second Union President to be honored on a U. S. postage stamp. “No individual did more to help the
Erected 2005 by The A. Philip Randolph Institute and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-564.)
Location. 29° 25.958′ N, 81° 30.739′ W. Marker is in Crescent City, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Eucaliptus Avenue and Cedar Street, on the right when traveling west on Eucaliptus Avenue. Touch for map. From US Hwy 17 travel west on Eucaliptus Ave. two blocks to Cedar St. Marker is located in front of a church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Cedar St, Crescent City FL 32112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida's First Bicentennial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mount Royal Site (approx. 8˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Mount Royal Site (approx. 8˝ miles away); Mount Royal (approx. 8.6 miles away); Battle At Horse Landing (approx. 13.9 miles away); Cross Florida Barge Canal Memorial (approx. 14.3 miles away); Rollestown (approx. 14.4 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 14.4 miles away).
More about this marker. It marks a Florida Heritage Landmark.
Also see . . .
1. Asa Philip Randolph (1889–1979). Brief history page on the AFL-CIO website. (Submitted on April 27, 2007.)
2. Philip Randolph. A British point of view. (Submitted on April 27, 2007.)
3. A. Philip Randolph: And The African-American Labor Movement. Book by Calvin Craig Miller on Amazon.com. (Submitted on April 27, 2007.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2007, by Angela Sanchez Tischler of Crescent City, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,955 times since then and 140 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos: 1. submitted on April 29, 2007, by Angela Sanchez Tischler of Crescent City, Florida. 2. submitted on April 27, 2007, by Angela Sanchez Tischler of Crescent City, Florida. 3. submitted on April 29, 2007, by Angela Sanchez Tischler of Crescent City, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.