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#3501 Roy Wilkins, Civil Rights Activist, Black Heritage Series

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Issued: Jan 24, 2001. 34ยข Roy Wilkins Self-adhesive, Never Hinged.

Roy Ottoway Wilkins was nicknamed Mr. Civil Rights because of his relentless work on behalf of racial equality and civil rights. He became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) while attending college, where he was editor of the St. Paul Appeal. After a short stint at The Kansas City Call, he became the assistant executive secretary of the NAACP, and later served as the editor of its journal, the Crisis Magazine. In 1955 he was appointed as NAACP Executive Director. He served on the boards of many other organizations including the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Peace with Freedom, the Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation, and the Kennedy Memorial Library Foundation. (APS)

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