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Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century)

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"Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP" offers a compelling portrait of one of the most underappreciated figures in civil rights history. Published on April 20, 2018, this biography by Yvonne Ryan delves into the life and legacy of Roy Wilkins, who led the NAACP through pivotal decades that saw the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Unlike the more visible leaders who marched in the streets, Wilkins wielded his influence in the halls of power in Washington, D.C., earning unparalleled access to the Oval Office during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. This book not only charts Wilkins's strategic negotiations and profound understanding of congressional procedures but also celebrates his crucial role in securing legislative victories that reshaped the nation. Ideal for adult education settings, this narrative invites readers to explore the intersection of racial justice and voting rights through the lens of a leader who quietly orchestrated monumental changes behind the scenes.
Published by The University Press of Kentucky on April 20, 2018
304 pages
ISBN: 9780813175805
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