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W.W. Law (1923-2002)

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Creator:Elmore, Charles J.
Title:W.W. Law (1923-2002)
Date:2004 Jan. 23

Encyclopedia article about W. W. Law, crusader for justice and the civil rights of African Americans. He served as president of the Savannah National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter from 1950 to 1976 and came to be widely known as "Mr. Civil Rights." He was involved in the NAACP Youth Council while in high school and attended Georgia State College before and after being drafted into the army to serve in World War II. Law spent many years as scoutmaster of Troop 49, First Bryan Baptist Church, where he also taught Sunday school. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for more than forty years before retiring in the 1990.

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Subjects:Law, W. W. (Westley Wallace), 1923-2002 | African American political activists--Georgia--Savannah | Postal service--Employees | Letter carriers--Georgia--Savannah | Segregation--Georgia--Savannah | Race discrimination--Georgia--Savannah | Savannah (Ga.)--Race relations | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Savannah | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Savannah | Georgia--History--20th century | Civil rights--Georgia--Savannah | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Savannah | Savannah (Ga.) | Chatham County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-01-23
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