[NAACP]. WILKINS, Roy (1901-1981). Typed Letter Signed ("Roy WIlkiins"), as NAACP Executive Director, to Ken Browne. New York, 30 October 1973.

1 page, 8vo, on National Association for the Advancement of Colored People letterhead, with newspaper clipping "Zale Award won by NAACP head" stapled to upper right.

Wilkins writes to Mr. Browne acknowledging a note of congratulations upon receiving the Zale Award in 1973: "It was both an honor and greatly encouraging to have received the first Zale Award. In the difficult and ofttimes frustrating arena of civil rights, there are moments of despair but never a doubt that whatever efforts I may make ought be redoubled." The Zale Award was presented to Wilkins at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, TX 


Press photograph of Roy Wilkins and his wife Aminda "Minnie" Badeau. Memphis, TN, 1 July [1976]. 10 x 7 in. silver gelatin photograph. Caption in negative; ink stamp, " S-R Sep 15 1976" and "S-R Mar 4 1977," and notations on verso. 

Two pictures printed on one sheet, taken during the end of Wilkins's career as the Executive Director of the NAACP. The caption notes that Wilkins did not want to retire on January 1, [1977] and wanted to continue in the role. Mrs. Wilkins, according to the caption, accused of board members of launching personal attacks on her husband. Wilkins did retire in 1977 and was given the title Director Emeritus of the NAACP. 


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