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By Thomas Dyja

The day Walter White used to be buried in 1955 the New York Times known as him "the nearest method of a countrywide chief of yankee Negroes considering that Booker T. Washington." For greater than twenty years, White, as secretary of the NAACP, used to be possibly the nation's such a lot seen and strongest African-American chief. He received passage of a federal anti-lynching legislation, hosted one of many most desirable salons of the Harlem Renaissance, created the felony technique that resulted in Brown v. Board of Education, and initiated the crusade challenging that Hollywood provide greater roles to black actors. pushed by means of goals for himself and his humans, he provided his whole existence to the development of civil rights in America.

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