Roger Wilkins, American civil rights activist and journalist, Died at 85

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Roger Wilkins was born on March 25, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri and died on March 26, 2017.

He was an African-American civil rights leader, professor of history, and journalist.

He grew up in Michigan.

Wilkins was educated at Crispus Attucks Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, then Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He received his undergraduate degree in 1953 and LL.B. in 1956 both from the University of Michigan, where he interned with the NAACP and was a member of the senior leadership society, Michigamua.

He resided in Washington, D.C., and was married to Patricia King, Professor of Law at Georgetown University.

He died in Kensington, Maryland from complications of dementia.

Roger Wilkins passed away at 85 years old.