News editor, 1923-1931, of The Kansas City Call. This plaque is dedicated in honor of his contributions to journalism and equality while he served as a journalist and, later, as leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He challenged segregation and racism wherever he encountered it. Placed by the joint efforts of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, (Region 7 and Kansas City Chapter), July 5, 1984.
"The task then for every American who loves his country is to speed the day when none will be excluded from the enjoyment of her precious bounty and the riches of her spirit."
— Roy Wilkins, March 29, 1967, accepting the 1967 Freedom Award