Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in 1916 from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), a historically black college.Walter Francis White.jpg
WALTER FRANCIS WHITE BORN July 1, 1893 - March 21, 1955 (62) Former executive director of the NAACP Walter Francis White Born in Atlanta, Georgia. White was of mixed race and was blond and blue-eyed and able to pass for white. In addition to his NAACP work, White was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist.
Roy Wilkins, the second Executive Director of the NAACP, was born in St. Louis, in 1901. He was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins was active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and between 1931 and 1934 was assistant NAACP secretary under Walter Francis White.' (photo: Roy Wilkins) - CARTER Magazine
Walter Valentini（Italian, b.1928） In the circle surrounding the sun 2001 Unpublished Italian text (a single sheet 3,20-meters long) by Luciano Caprile (French translation by Raphaël Monticelli) dedicated to five etchings by Walter Valentini, numbered and signed by the Artist. Text set in Garamond by Rodolfo Campi, Rozzano and printed by Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione, Cornuda, on Montval 185g. Binding: Sandro Francescon, Belluno. via
Walter Francis White was a leading civil rights advocate of the first half of the twentieth century. As executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he was a chief architect of the modern African American freedom struggle. Walter White helped convince Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue an executive order in 1941, prohibiting racial discrimination in defense industries and establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission.
Walter Francis White, civil rights activist. As Executive Secretary of the NAACP, he quadrupled membership & set up the Legal Defense Fund to legally challenge segregation & disfranchisement. He also used his appearance to investigate lynchings & race riots; he identified as Black, but could "pass" & talk to whites. He once said: "I am a Negro. My skin is white, my eyes are blue, my hair is blond." He is considered one of the 100 Greatest African-Americans. He was a graduate of CAU. R.I.P.