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Roy Wilkins : the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP

ผู้แต่ง: Yvonne Ryan
สำนักพิมพ์: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
ชุด: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
ครั้งที่พิมพ์/รูปแบบ:   Print book : บรรณานุกรม : ภาษาอังกฤษดูครั้งที่พิมพ์และรูปแบบ
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Roy Wilkins (1901--1981) spent forty-six years of his life serving the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and led the organization for more than twenty years. Under his leadership, the NAACP spearheaded efforts that contributed to landmark civil rights legislation, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. In Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne  อ่านมากขึ้น…
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History
ชื่อบุคคล: Roy Wilkins; Roy Wilkins; Roy Wilkins
ขนิดวัสดุ: บรรณานุกรม
ประเภทของเอกสาร: หนังสือ
ผู้แต่งทั้งหมด : ผู้แต่งร่วม Yvonne Ryan
ISBN: 9780813143798 0813143799 0813143810 9780813143811 0813143802 9780813143804
OCLC Number: 837180291
คำอธิบาย: 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
สารบัญ: Introduction --
The family firm --
Treading water --
A strategy for freedom --
Politics and protest --
All the way with LBJ --
A crisis of victory --
The survivor --
Conclusion.
ชื่อชุด: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
ความรับผิดชอบ: Yvonne Ryan.

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Roy Wilkins (1901--1981) spent forty-six years of his life serving the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and led the organization for more than twenty years. Under his leadership, the NAACP spearheaded efforts that contributed to landmark civil rights legislation, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. In Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan offers the first biography of this influential activist, as well as an analysis of his significant contributions to civil rights in America. While activists in Alabama were treading the highways between Selma and Montgomery, Wilkins was walking the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., working tirelessly in the background to ensure that the rights they fought for were protected through legislation and court rulings. With his command of congressional procedure and networking expertise, Wilkins was regarded as a strong and trusted presence on Capitol Hill, and received greater access to the Oval Office than any other civil rights leader during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Roy Wilkins fills a significant gap in the history of the civil rights movement, objectively exploring the career and impact of one of its forgotten leaders. The quiet revolutionary, who spent his life navigating the Washington political system, affirmed the extraordinary and courageous efforts of the many men and women who braved the dangers of the southern streets and challenged injustice to achieve equal rights for all Americans.

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"The Best Books About the Volatile 60sThe longtime head of the NAACP was long overdue for a deeply researched and elegantly written biography. This is it." -- "The Daily Beast"

 
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