Standing Fast: The Autobiography Of Roy Wilkins

Paperback | March 22, 1994

byRoy Wilkins, Tom Mathews

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History will remember Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. For nearly half a century—first as assistant secretary, also succeeding W. E. B. Dubois as editor of The Crisis, and finally succeeding Walter White as executive director—Roy Wilkins served and led the N.A.A.C.P. in their fight for justice for African Americans. Wilkins was a relentless pragmatist who advocated progressive change through legal action. He participated or led in the achievement of every major civil rights advance, working for the integration of the army, helping to plan and organize the historic march on Washington, and pushing every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter to implement civil rights legislation. This is a dramatic story of one man's struggle for his people's rights, as well as a vivid recollection of the events and the people that have shaped modern black history.

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History will remember Roy Wilkins as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. This is a dramatic story of one man's struggle for his people's rights, as well as a vivid recollection of the events and the people that have shaped modern black history.

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History will remember Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. For nearly half a century—first as assistant secretary, also succeeding W. E. B. Dubois as editor of The Crisis, and finally succeeding Walter White as executive directo...

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History will remember Roy Wilkins as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. This is a dramatic story of one man's struggle for his people's rights, as well as a vivid recollection of the events and the people that have shaped modern black history.

Tom Mathews, who contributed to this edition, is a senior editor for Newsweek.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:March 22, 1994Publisher:Da Capo Books

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ISBN - 10:0306805669

ISBN - 13:9780306805660

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History will remember Roy Wilkins as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century for his contributions to the advancement of civil rights in America. This is a dramatic story of one man's struggle for his people's rights, as well as a vivid recollection of the events and the people that have shaped modern black history.