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Pickens, William, 1881-1954



  • Existence: 1881 - 1954

Biographical / Historical

William Pickens (1881-1954), American orator, educator, journalist, and essayist.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Pickens papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 125
Scope and Contents: Manuscript and printed works, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia documenting the career of William Pickens. Writings of Pickens and others on African-American culture, emancipation and civil rights are present, as are scrapbooks, ephemera, and commemorative items documenting Pickens' academic accomplishments, including with Phi Beta Kappa, career as a civil servant in the United States Savings Bonds Program of the Treasury Department, and civil rights activist. Photographs of Pickens' Yale...
Dates: 1875-1991, bulk 1910-1954