Hidden Figures

by

Margot Lee Shetterly

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A. Philip Randolph Character Analysis

A. Philip Randolph is an African-American Civil Rights leader and labor organizer who fights for equal rights for African-American workers. He works tirelessly to secure better work opportunities for black people, including threatening to stage a march on Washington D.C when President Roosevelt refuses to outlaw segregation in hiring. It is because of his efforts that black men and women are allowed to apply for lucrative wartime job contracts.
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A. Philip Randolph Character Timeline in Hidden Figures

The timeline below shows where the character A. Philip Randolph appears in Hidden Figures. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: A Door Opens
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A. Philip Randolph , the head of the largest black labor union in the country, has recently demanded... (full context)
Chapter 10: Home by the Sea
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...who didn’t denounce Communism were subject to accusations of radicalism. Even important black activists like A. Philip Randolph , a socialist who worked hard to ensure fair employment and civil rights legislation, denounced... (full context)
Chapter 16: What a Difference a Day Makes
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...to thrive there in later years. This work happens in the context of people like A. Philip Randolph , Martin Luther King Jr., Claudette Colvin, and Rosa Parks who fought to make segregation... (full context)
Chapter 22: America is for Everybody
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...1963 and the Civil Rights movement continues. Project Mercury concludes in a twenty–two orbit flight. A. Phillip Randolph works with Martin Luther King, Jr. to organize the March on Washington for Jobs and... (full context)