34¢ Roy Wilkins
Issue Date: January 24, 2001
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Printed by: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine Die-Cut 11 ½ x 11 ¼
Color: Black, blue
Children attend integrated schools today due partly to the efforts of Roy Wilkins, honored on the 24th stamp of the Black Heritage Series. Wilkins was executive secretary and executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for twenty-two years. He helped win the 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended segregated education. Wilkins believed that racial equality could be achieved through non-violent, legislative actions.