5 Notable Sigmas
Asa Phillip Randolph Asa Phillip Randolph was a very essential figure during the civil rights movement. Born April 15th 1889 in Crescent City, Florida, A. Phillip Randolph became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated at Iota Sigma Alumni Chapter in Richmond Virginia. During the prime of the Civil Rights movement, Randolph saw himself gravitate to the forefront of all activities. A. Phillip Randolph was the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first African-American labor union. He was the key organizer of the March on Washington Movement in 1941, which convinced President Roosevelt to pass Executive Order 8802 in which ended discrimination in defense industries. He also led the March on Washington in 1963 where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. Throughout his life, Randolph continued to contribute to the fight for the equality of African Americans. Randolph’s determination and strong moral values worked to establish him as a very effective civil rights leader. Randolph was taught at a very young age that color was less important than a person’s character and conduct. The work of A. Phillip Randolph has paved the way for the society today. His efforts contributed to the progressive eradication of discrimination in the United States of American and have made it easier for person of color to achieve social mobility.
Al Sharpton Alfred “Al” Sharpton was born October 3rd 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. He was inducted into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated as an honorary member on August 14th 2009. Al Sharpton is an American Baptist minister. He is also a modern day civil right activist. He is also a trusted White House Adviser. Al Sharpton is highly respected within the African American community because of his continuous efforts to highlight injustices towards people of color. Sharpton has spoken out on man controversial topics such as the Zimmerman/Martin case, the