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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
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Michelle Obama cites importance of civil rights documentary

Michelle Obama cites importance of civil rights documentary

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke Tuesday of the importance of remembering less heralded civil rights activists such as Whitney Young.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2006 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2005 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2003 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2002 with 123 to follow.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS Alicia Keys leads the list of nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four nods, while India.Arie, the late Aaliyah and the Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley follow with three apiece, MTV News reports.
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Roy Wilkins
President Lyndon B. Johnson chats with Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people (NAACP), in the presidential parade reviewing box on January 20, 1965. Behind Watkins is the First Lady, at right Vice president Hubert Humphrey. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Roy Wilkins (August 30, 1901 – September 8, 1981) was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins' most notable role was in his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Wilkins graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in sociology in 1923. He worked as a journalist at The Minnesota Daily and became editor of St. Paul Appeal, an African-American newspaper. After he graduated he became the editor of the The Call (Kansas City). In 1929, he married social worker Aminda "Minnie" Badeau; the couple had no children.

Between 1931 and 1934, Wilkins was assistant NAACP secretary under Walter Francis White. When W. E. B. Du Bois left the organization in 1934, he replaced him as editor of The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP. From 1949–50 Wilkins chaired the National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization, which comprised more than 100 local and national groups.

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