ROY WILKINS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/09/1976 - HFSID 174249
ROY WILKINS Wilkins responds to a request for an autograph Typed Letter signed: "Roy Wilkins", 1p. 8 ½ 7 ¼ NAAPC letterhead. New York, New York, 1976 April 16. To: Mr. J. Frank, Port Washington, New York. In Full: "Dear Mr.
Sale Price $198.00
Wilkins responds to a request for an autograph
Typed Letter signed: "Roy Wilkins", 1p. 8 ½ 7 ¼ NAAPC letterhead. New York, New York, 1976 April 16. To: Mr. J. Frank, Port Washington, New York. In Full: "Dear Mr. Frank: Per your request, enclosed you will find a autographed car for your collection. With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours," Roy Wilkins (1901-1981), who had been appointed Assistant Executive Secretary of the NAACP in 1931, edited the organization's journal, "Crisis", from 1934-1949. He was Executive Secretary of the NAACP from 1955-1965 and served as Executive Director from 1965 until his retirement in 1977. Wilkins had played a major role in the preparation of the "Brown v Board of Education of Topeka" school desegregation case (1954) and was later one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington. He died in 1981. In 2001, Wilkins was honored on a 34-cent U.S. postage stamp. Horizontal mailing fold. Ink transfer smudges on verso. Fine condition.
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