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Wyatt Tee Walker (1929- )

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Creator:Lawing, Charlie
Title:Wyatt Tee Walker (1929- )

Biographical entry on Wyatt Tee Walker, African American civil rights activist, author, and religious leader. During the 1950s, Walker was active in the Civil Rights movement in Virginia serving as president of the Petersburg branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Virginia state director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Virginia, and founder of the Petersburg Improvement Association. In the 1960s, he was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s chief of staff and the first full-time executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), a position he held until 1964. Includes a timeline and a brief list of suggested readings.

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Subjects:Walker, Wyatt Tee | African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Biography | African American clergy--Virginia--Biography | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894
Collection:Encyclopedia Virginia
Institution:Virginia Humanities
Contributors:Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Walker_Wyatt_Tee_1929-