Friday, August 30, 2019 (This event repeats every year)
St. Louis, Missouri
Friday, August 30, 1901 (118 years old)
Born August 30, 1901, Wilkins was a civil rights activist. He was the executive director of the NAACP from 1955 to 1977. Wilkins was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon Johnson in 1967.