Roy Wilkins Historical

Roy Wilkins Historical (HM1UUT)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64108 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.463', W 94° 33.689'

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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
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByKansas City Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Region 7 and its Kansas City Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 364958 N 4328041
Decimal Degrees39.09105000, -94.56148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.463', W 94° 33.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 27.78" N, 94° 33' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)816
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1715 E 18th St, Kansas City MO 64108, US
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