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Degrees of FreedomThe Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912$
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William D. Green

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693467

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.001.0001

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The Legacy

The Legacy

Chapter:
(p.293) 15 The Legacy
Source:
Degrees of Freedom
Author(s):

William D. Green

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.003.0015

This chapter records the final days of McGhee, Wheaton (who had relocated to New York), and John Adams who showed ambivalence to Washington during the Wizard’ decline in power. Upon Adams’ death, his family selects a young journalism major at the University of Minnesota, to take over the newspaper. His name was Roy Wilkins, who would become president of the NAACP.

Keywords:   Black history, Civil rights history, Minnesota history, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. De Bois, Ida B. Wells, Frank Wheaton, Frederick McGhee, NAACP

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