Asa Philip Randolph who was a leader in the Civil Rights and labor movements, was recently celebrated at Darnell-Cookman Middle School.
To celebrate Randolph’s legacy, Darnell Cookman Principal Tyrus Lyles and the A. Philip Randolph Institute local chapter held a celebratory luncheon with local dignitaries to educate, celebrate and recognize Randolph’s achievements around the world. The ceremony was held in the schools cafe with students and staff hearing speakers acknowledge Randolph’s life, legacy and accomplishments.
In 1925, Randolph is most noted for organizing and leading the Brotherhood of sleeping Car Porters, the first predominately African-American labor union. In addition, he is an alumnus of the Cookman Institute which is now Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts.