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Description: In this letter, written in November of 1970, Roy Wilkins "regretfully" declines an invitation to be a speaker in the Hadley Memorial Fund’s lecture series. He writes, in part: "I deeply appreciate the cordial invitation… Unfortunately the constantly changing civil rights picture and the increased demands upon my schedule by our branches across the country make it impossible for me to commit my calendar for a date that far in advance." Wilkins signed his full name in black pen at the bottom of the letter.

Written on a piece of NAACP letterhead with an extensive list of officers and other organization leaders printed on the verso. The letter measures 8 1/2" x 11". Item #A00420

Roy Wilkins (1901-1981) was an African American civil rights leader and activist in the middle decades of the 20th century. He helped to found the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in 1950 and was executive director of the NAACP from 1964-1977.

Condition: There are a few tiny holes in the top left corner from the removal of two staples, and two more pin-sized holes directly on the periods after Mr. and O. in the address block, two horizontal fold lines. Otherwise, very good.