Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981
Civil rights leader and journalist; d. 1981.
From the description of Papers, 1915-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605113
Roy Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Wilkins edited the KANSAS CITY CALL, a Black newspaper, from 1923 to 1931. Wilkins became Assistant Secretary of the NAACP in 1931 and became Executive Secretary in 1955. Under his leadership the NAACP grew to 350,000 members.
From the description of Letter, 1969, June 4. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122543335
Civil rights leader and journalist. Died 1981.
From the description of Papers of Roy Wilkins, 1901-1980 (bulk 1932-1980). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069495
Civil rights leader.
From the description of Reminiscences of Roy Wilkins : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727694
From the description of Reminiscences of Roy Wilkins : oral history. 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527276
1901, Aug. 30:
Born, St. Louis, Mo.
Moved to St. Paul, Minn.
A.B., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
1923- 1932: Journalist and managing editor, Kansas City Call
Married Aminda Badeau
1931- 1949: Assistant to secretary, NAACP
1934- 1949: Editor, Crisis
Acting executive secretary, NAACP
1950- 1955: Administrator, NAACP
1955- 1965: Executive secretary, NAACP
1965- 1977: Executive director, NAACP
Awarded Medal of Freedom
1981, Sept. 8:
Died, New York, N.Y.
From the guide to the Roy Wilkins Papers, 1901-1980, (bulk 1932-1980), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- African Americans--Education
- African Americans--Segregation
- African Americans
- Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
- African American journalists--Interviews
- Civil rights movement
- African American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
- Civil rights workers--Interviews
- African Americans--Societies, etc
- African Americans--Civil rights
- African Americans--Social conditions
- Civil rights leaders
- New York City, NY, US
- United States (as recorded)
- Saint Louis, MI, US
- Saint Paul, MN, US