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Roy Wilkins

 
 
Roy Wilkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 4, 2016
1. Roy Wilkins Marker
Inscription.

News editor, 1923-1931, of The Kansas City Call. This plaque is dedicated in honor of his contributions to journalism and equality while he served as a journalist and, later, as leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He challenged segregation and racism wherever he encountered it. Placed by the joint efforts of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, (Region 7 and Kansas City Chapter), July 5, 1984.

"The task then for every American who loves his country is to speed the day when none will be excluded from the enjoyment of her precious bounty and the riches of her spirit."
-- Roy Wilkins, March 29, 1967, accepting the 1967 Freedom Award
 
Erected 1984 by Kansas City Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Region 7 and its Kansas City Chapter.
 
Location. 39° 5.463′ N, 94° 33.689′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 18th Street east of Woodland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on The Kansas City Call building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1715 East 18th Street, Kansas City MO 64108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Kansas City Call and Roy Wilkins Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 4, 2016
2. The Kansas City Call and Roy Wilkins Markers
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kansas City Call (here, next to this marker); Ms. Myra Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Mutual Musicians Association Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (about 400 feet away); American Jazz Museum (about 400 feet away); John "Buck" O'Neil Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Rockhill Nelson (approx. one mile away); Union Prison Collapse (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Roy Wilkins Bio. (Submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Roy Wilkins Bio. (Submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Roy Wilkins Bio. (Submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Roy Wilkins Material at JFK Library. (Submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Roy Wilkins on Face the Nation. (Submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsCommunications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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