Born: 8/30/1901 St. Louis, Missouri
Died: 9/8/1981 New York City, New York
Roy Wilkins was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins' most notable role was in his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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- Roy Wilkins was chosen to be the executive secretary of the NAACP and in 1964 he became its executive director