Civil legal rights activist who was simply the leader from the Country wide Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1964 to 1977. He was an associate of Omega Psi Phi fraternity while at the School of Minnesota, where he graduated using a level in sociology in 1923. He was honored the Presidential Medal of Independence for impacting the results of pivotal occasions, like the Civil Privileges Action of 1964. He resided along with his wife Aminda Badeau. He was criticized by Daisy Bates for his politics views.
|1||Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 869-872. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.|
|2||Executive director of the NAACP (1955-1977).|
|Meet the Press||1963||TV Series||Himself|
|The March||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till||2005||Documentary||Himself|
|The Speeches of Malcolm X||1997||Video documentary||Himself - Marches to Montgomery with W. Young, at Signing of Voting Rights Act|
|American Experience||1994||TV Series documentary||Himself - Opposes Black Muslim Bigotry|
|Malcolm X||1992||Himself - 'Isn't It a Great Day' Speech (uncredited)|
|11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried||1989||TV Movie documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|Eyes on the Prize||1987||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Executive Action||1973||Himself - with JFK and King at the White House: Partially Visible (uncredited)|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1970||TV Series||Himself - Singer|
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