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Knox College Library
Special Collections & Archives

2 E. South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-341-7392
archives@knox.edu

William Pickens

William Pickens (1881-1954) was a well-known educator and advocate for civil rights. The year William Pickens spoke in Galesburg, he was also the major orator at the NAACP's national convention. His book, The New Negro was published the next year, followed by Bursting Bonds, Heir of Slaves in 1923.

William Pickens lecture poster

The original poster from which this image was made is owned by Knox College.