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Roy Wilkins's Typewriter
about 1930

"Stirring the nation's conscience"
Civil rights leader Roy Wilkins used this typewriter when he began editing "The Crisis," the magazine of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP) in 1934. Wilkins--executive director of the NAACP between 1955 and 1977--received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for efforts in helping "to stir the nation's conscience."

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Donated by Wilkins to Smithsonian, 1980
Roy Wilkins, born August 30, 1901, St. Louis, MO; died September 8, 1981, New York, NY
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