At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can’t take anything, you won’t get anything, and if you can’t hold anything, you won’t keep anything. And you can’t take anything without organization.

A. Phillip Randolph: President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
A bust of Randolph, with this quote, is in Union Station here in Washington, DC, in front of the Starbucks.

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“Those who deplore our militants, who exhort patience in the name of a false peace, are in fact supporting segregation and exploitation. They would have social peace at the expense of social and racial justice. They are more concerned with easing racial tension than enforcing racial democracy.”

A. Philip Randolph, from his speech at the 1963 “March on Washington”

UC Radio: 2015.08.13