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Chapter Assessment Internet Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Alternative Assessment

Use the Web sites below to find out more about A. Philip Randolph. Write a brief biography of Randolph in which you describe his life-long contributions as a labor leader. Here are some questions to consider:

  • What did he do during his youth that prepared him for his life's work?
  • What role did he play in ending discrimination in the armed services?
  • What union did he organize?
  • What role did he play in the march on Washington in 1963?

Biographical Notes on A. Philip Randolph http://www.apri.org/
A. Philip Randolph Institute Web site, which contains a detailed biography of Randolph.

A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom http://www.newsreel.org/ nav/ title.asp?tc=CN0001
Description of the film about Randolph's life, including details about his role in integrating the U.S. armed forces and as organizer of the August 1963 March on Washington.

A. Philip Randolph 1889–1979 http://www.georgemeany.org/ archives/ apr.html
Site devoted to the life and legacy of A. Philip Randolph, including his role as a trade union leader and civil rights activist.