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Roy Wilkins Center

The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice was founded in 1992 as a joint effort of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Roy Wilkins Foundation to carry on the legacy of Roy Wilkins, former chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It is the only endowed center and chair in Wilkins’s memory in the United States. The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice was given the mandate to carry on Wilkins’s work through cutting-edge research, dialogue, and consensus among people of all communities. The Roy Wilkins chair and center were inaugurated with the appointment of Samuel L. Myers Jr., an economist, as chair holder and director of the ...

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