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Wilkins, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Wilkins, Roy, 1901–81, American social reformer and civil-rights leader, b. St. Louis, Mo.; grad. Univ. of Minnesota (B.A., 1923). While a student, Wilkins served as secretary of the local chapter o...

Wilkins, Roger

(Encyclopedia)Wilkins, Roger, 1932–2017, American government official, civil-rights activists, journalist, and educator, b. Kansas City, Mo., grad. Univ. of Michigan (B.A., 1953; LL.B. 1956); nephew of Roy Wilkin...

Roy

(Encyclopedia)Roy, city (1990 pop. 24,603), Weber co., N Utah, near Great Salt Lake; settled by Mormons 1877, inc. 1937. Computer equipment is manufactured, and many residents work at nearby Hill Air Force Base. ...

Glen Roy

(Encyclopedia)Glen Roy, valley, Highland, W Scotland, E of Loch Lochy. The Parallel Roads, three terraces on each side of the valley at corresponding heights, are believed to mark receding levels of a lake that onc...

Harris, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Harris, Roy, 1898–1979, American composer, b. Lincoln co., Okla. Harris was a pupil of Arthur Farwell and Nadia Boulanger. He began to compose c.1925, ultimately producing more than 200 works. His e...

Bean, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Bean, Roy, c.1825–1903, legendary American frontier judge, b. Mason co., Ky. He left Kentucky in 1847 to seek his fortune in California. Soon, however, he was managing a trading post in Chihuahua, M...

Innis, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Innis, Roy (Roy Emile Alfredo Innis), 1934–2017, American civil-rights leader, b. St. Croix, Virgin Islands. A member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from 1963, he was its national directo...

DeCarava, Roy

(Encyclopedia)DeCarava, Roy, 1919–2009, American photographer, b. Harlem, New York City, as Roy Rudolph DeCarava; he studied (1944–45) under Charles White at theGeorge Washington Carver Art School. He intended ...

Campbell, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Campbell, Roy, 1901–57, South African poet and satirist. After some time in England and France Campbell returned to South Africa to edit Voorslag [Whiplash], a satirical magazine, publishing works s...

Lichtenstein, Roy

(Encyclopedia)Lichtenstein, Roy lĭkˈtənstīnˌ [key], 1923–97, American painter, b. New York City. A master of pop art, Lichtenstein derived his subject matter from popular sources such as comic strips, the im...

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