Walter Francis White

  title={Walter Francis White},
  author={John Caldwell Calhoun},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={296 - 298}
  • J. C. Calhoun
  • Published 1 July 1955
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
The death of Walter White March 21, 1955, removed the most militant leader of colored people in the United States during his times. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, July 1, 1893, and his parents were George W. and Madeline (Harrison) White. He attended the Atlanta public schools, finished the Atlanta University high school in 1912, and graduated from the college there in the class of 1916. This period of study enabled White to spend eight years in the old Atlanta's unusual atmosphere at its…