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Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Yvonne Ryan


Roy Wilkins led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) during the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement, but he has been almost forgotten by historians. Born at the turn of the twentieth century, his life spanned the horrors of lynching and the profound injustice of segregation to the momentous pieces of civil rights legislation of the 1960s and the self-determinism of the Black Power movement. This book examines the role Wilkins played during these years and assesses his contribution to the movement, his failures and successes, and his leadership of ... More

Keywords: NAACP, Roy Wilkins, LCCR, African-American history, civil rights movement, Introduction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813143798
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813143798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Ryan, author

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