Episode 285: "Roy Wilkins: The Right to Dignity"

published 7 years ago by The BMA

This episode is the short documentary produced by the NAACP "Roy Wilkins: The Right to Dignity" (1970, released on VHS in 1982). Narrated by Sidney Poitier, this film reviews the career of Black activist Roy Wilkins with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It outlines the growth and impact of the organization, including its role in the 1954 Brown v. the Board of Education ruling by the Supreme Court and the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s. The film was produced with support from the U.S. Information Agency.

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