Endorsement of Hubert Humphrey followed by Questions and Answers with Reporters, (10 September 1968) New York City, NY

“Endorsement of Hubert Humphrey followed by Questions and Answers with Reporters,” delivered September 10, 1968, Randolph, A. Phillip. (1889-1979)

This copy text is a written transcription of the original reel-to-reel audiotape located in the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, Meany Box 47, Identifier: Labor-081253, Special Collections, Hornbake Library, Box 610, Reel 1, University of Maryland, College Park. An audio recording of the speech has been uploaded to YouTube by the University of Maryland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy2ciBTnkuw. There is no known video recording or no other known copytext.

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread. The speech was recovered by Benjamin Blake, Labor Archivist and Director, George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive and transcribed by Darrian Carroll. The copy text was proofed by Darrian Carroll and Skye de Saint Felix.

The transcription remains faithful to Randolph’s words on the audio reel. Verbal pauses, like “uh” or “um” were omitted for ease of reading. Moments where the speaker is unknown or the reel is inaudible are noted in the transcript. The times when Randolph repeated a word or digressed mid-thought are denoted by a double hyphen (–). Punctuation and paragraphing have been chosen based on the editor’s discretion. Paragraph numbers were added in brackets.