Roy Wilkins

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Birthday
30, 1901
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Sep 9, 1981 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1901
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Sep 9, 1981 (80)

About

Civil rights activist who was the leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1964 to 1977.

Before Fame

He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity while at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with a degree in sociology in 1923.

Trivia

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for impacting the outcome of pivotal events, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Family Life

He lived with his wife Aminda Badeau.

Associated With

He was criticized by Daisy Bates for his political views.