Dr. Yvonne Ryan sits down with KTNF’s Jack Rice to discuss her new book, Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP. Focusing on the Civil Rights activist, they consider Wilkin’s role with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in changing the culture of American and what his legacy is. Click the image below to check out the interview!
In Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan offers the first biography of this influential activist, as well as an analysis of his significant contributions to civil rights in America. Wilkins spent forty-six years of his life serving the NAACP and was the organization’s leader for more than twenty years. Under his leadership, the NAACP spearheaded efforts that contributed to landmark civil rights legislation, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. The quiet revolutionary, who spent his life navigating the Washington political system, affirmed the extraordinary and courageous efforts of the many men and women who braved the dangers of the southern streets and challenged injustice to achieve equal rights for all Americans.