Black History Month; P.B. Randolph
plawiuk | February 11, 2007 at 10:04 amby
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Paschal Beverly Randolph (P.B. Randolph) was a 19th Century magickian, a spiritualist and founder of the Rosicrucian movement in the United Sates. Like Paul Lafargue he was a mulatto but one who initially denied his Negro roots. (Being born in New York to a 'free black' woman, his reluctance to be considered a Negro at the time is understandable. And since his upbringing was in the time and area of the Gangs of New York, plagued by nativism as it was, it is also understandable. But by the time of the Civil War he was an outspoken advocate of Negro Rights.
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