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White, Walter Francislocked

(01 July 1893–21 March 1955)
  • Robert L. Zangrando

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White, Walter Francis (01 July 1893–21 March 1955), civil rights leader, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of George Washington White, a mail carrier, and Madeline Harrison, a teacher. His middle-class, African-American family took seriously its obligations to the black community, even though they all shared features and skin color that made them appear white. After graduating from Atlanta University in 1916, White worked for the Standard Life Insurance Company for almost two years....

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