Granger, Lester B. (Lester Blackwell), 1896-1976


As national executive secretary of the National Urban League from 1941 to 1961, Lester Granger was a champion of integration and equal treatment for African Americans. Granger and King became acquainted in 1957, and the following year they and other civil rights leaders met with President Dwight Eisenhower to push for civil rights reform. -- King Encyclopedia, Stanford University

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