The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is an organization of Black Trade Unionists who fight for racial equality and economic justice.
To A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, APRl's co-founders, the fight for workers' rights and civil rights were inseparable. Randolph (1889-1979) was the greatest black labor leader in American history and the father of the modern American civil rights movement. Rustin (1912-1987), a leading civil rights and labor activist and strategist, was the chief organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Randolph and Rustin founded the A. Philip Randolph Institute in 1965 to continue the struggle for social, political, and economic justice for all working Americans.
Today, APRI has over 100 chapters all across the United States. Visit them at www.APRI.org.