Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in 1916 from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), a historically black college.Walter Francis White.jpg

Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in 1916 from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), a historically black college.Walter Francis White.jpg

Pope Francis Is Like 'Breaking Bad's' Drug Kingpin Walter White, Says HBO's John Oliver

Pope Francis Is Like 'Breaking Bad's' Drug Kingpin Walter White, Says HBO's John Oliver

Walter Francis White was a leading civil rights advocate of the first half of the twentieth century. As executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he was a chief architect of the modern African American freedom struggle. Walter White helped convince Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue an executive order in 1941, prohibiting racial discrimination in defense industries and establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission.

Walter Francis White was a leading civil rights advocate of the first half of the twentieth century. As executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he was a chief architect of the modern African American freedom struggle. Walter White helped convince Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue an executive order in 1941, prohibiting racial discrimination in defense industries and establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission.

Death of Walter White March 21, 1970 Death of Walter White (61), New York City. Roy Willkins succeeded him as NAACP executive, April 11. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in…

Death of Walter White March 21, 1970 Death of Walter White (61), New York City. Roy Willkins succeeded him as NAACP executive, April 11. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in…

TBT:  The 1916 Atlanta University Debate Team.   Seated on the right is Walter White AU '1916.  Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist

TBT: The 1916 Atlanta University Debate Team. Seated on the right is Walter White AU '1916. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist

The 1916 Atlanta University Debate Team. Seated on the right is Walter White AU '1916. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement.

The 1916 Atlanta University Debate Team. Seated on the right is Walter White AU '1916. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 – March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century and directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement.

What John Oliver thinks Pope Francis and Walter White have in common

What John Oliver thinks Pope Francis and Walter White have in common

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