Posted on 04/27/2013

Photo taken on January  1, 1932

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Investigated workers’ conditions on the Federal Flood Cont
One of the great civil rights leaders
In disguise
Ass't Secretary of the NAACP
Roy Wilkins
African American Man
Library of Congress
TN in 1932.

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Workman's Disguise

Workman's Disguise
From Dec. 15, 1932 to Jan. 5, 1933, Roy Wilkins (Ass't Secretary of the NAACP) investigated conditions in the construction camps of contractors building levees along the Mississippi River from Memphis to Vicksburg. He used the home of prominent businessman Robert R. Church, Jr. in Memphis as headquarters. Church was the half brother of NAACP founder Mary Church Terrell. Image: NAACP Collection