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Walter White (1893-1955)

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Creator:Janken, Kenneth R.
Title:Walter White (1893-1955)
Date:2002 Nov. 19

Encyclopedia article about Walter White, Atlanta native, who served as chief secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1929 to 1955. During the twenty-five years preceding the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, White was one of the most prominent African American figures and spokespeople in the country. Upon his death in 1955, the New York Times eulogized him as "the nearest approach to a national leader of American Negroes since Booker T. Washington." He attended Atlanta University and worked with the Standard Life Insurance Company before moving to New York and working with the NAACP.

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Subjects:White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955 | African American civil rights workers | African American civic leaders | United States
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:2002-11-19
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