Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins
Roy Wilkins en 1968.

Roy Wilkins (né le 30 août 1901 et mort le 8 septembre 1981) était un activiste américain du Mouvement des droits civiques, qui a milité essentiellement entre les années 1930 et les années 1970. Il était membre du National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) dont il fut secrétaire assistant entre 1931 et 1934 sous la direction de Walter White. Lorsque William Edward Burghardt Du Bois quitta l'organisation en 1934, c'est lui qui devint l'éditeur du magazine officiel du mouvement, The Crisis.


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