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Roy Wilkins
(1901-1981) born on
Aug 30
US social reformer, civil rights leader. He served as the executive director (1955-77) of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Muffle your rage. Get smart instead of muscular.

Most of the time I played by myself. Even then I was a loner, and I have stayed a loner all my life. [I]t can make a man seem a little distant or even aloof -- but it has helped pull me through some tight spots and hard times.
. . . first in myth, later in reality, passion and violence watered my root soil.
The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of disengagement and flight, but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps, of disappointments, and of sweet success.
Nothing should be overlooked in fighting for better education. Be persistent and ornery; this will be good for the lethargic educational establishment and will aid the whole cause of public education.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Giovanni," "Encore," May 1973.
R: "Standing Fast," 1982.
A: "Standing Fast," 1982.
N: "Standing Fast," 1982.
K: Speech given at the NAACP Convention, 1969.

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