Jul. 1, 2020

Address by NAACP Executive Secretary Walter White

February 20, 1938, on lynching laws being held up in the United States Senate. A lynching bill was just past in the US Senate, 82 years after this speech. We are celebrating the 127th birthday of Walter White today. He was born July 1, 1893 in Atlanta, Georgia. Walter White never denied his race although he had blue eyes, light skin and straight hair. Mr. White put his life on the line many times investigating the lynchings of southern blacks. It is a shame that it took the US Senators into the 21st Century to finally pass a lynching bill. It is one of the many definitive reasons for this nation to pay reparations for the sins inflicted on our race of people in this nation.