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The Resource Roy Wilkins : the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan

Roy Wilkins : the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan

Label
Roy Wilkins : the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP
Title
Roy Wilkins
Title remainder
the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP
Statement of responsibility
Yvonne Ryan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Yvonne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil rights and the struggle for black equality in the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkins, Roy
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American civil rights workers
Label
Roy Wilkins : the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
837180291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780813143798
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013029396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)837180291
Label
Roy Wilkins : the quiet revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
837180291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780813143798
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013029396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)837180291

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