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Roy O. Wilkins

(August 30, 1901 – September 8, 1981)

Roy O. Wilkins was executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1955 to 1964; executive director of the NAACP from 1965 to 1977; and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1967.

Roy Wilkins and President Lyndon Johnson lean toward each other talking

“Find Some of the Top People”

  January 16, 1964