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Remembering Walter Francis White who pretended to be white to infiltrate the KKK and expose lynching.

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Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in 1916 from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), a historically black college.Walter Francis White.jpg

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Death of Walter White March 21, 1970 Death of Walter White (61), New York City. Roy Willkins succeeded him as NAACP executive, April 11. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in…

Walter Francis White, civil rights activist. As Executive Secretary of the NAACP, he quadrupled membership & set up the Legal Defense Fund to legally challenge segregation & disfranchisement. He also used his appearance to investigate lynchings & race riots; he identified as Black, but could "pass" & talk to whites. He once said: "I am a Negro. My skin is white, my eyes are blue, my hair is blond." He is considered one of the 100 Greatest African-Americans. He was a graduate of CAU. R.I.P.

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Roy Wilkins, the second Executive Director of the NAACP, was born in St. Louis, in 1901. He was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins was active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and between 1931 and 1934 was assistant NAACP secretary under Walter Francis White.' (photo: Roy Wilkins) - CARTER Magazine

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