W. Ashbie Hawkins:


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Hawkins led the fight against segregation in the 1910s

William Ashbie Hawkins exemplified the new Negro of the twentieth century. A beneficiary of higher education and a man of achievement, he ran straight up against the obstacles to advancement and did not give way.

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