As President of the St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP (1955-1959 and 1963-1964), Henderson led the > desegregation fight in St. Louis County against schools, eating facilities and other Jim Crow practices. (Membership in the chapter increased dramatically under his leadership). Henderson has received numerous awards and citations, including the Mound City Press Club Distinguished Citizen Award, 1957. He has been a contributing editor to the St. Louis American, St. Louis Argus, and the St. Louis Crusader. Mr. Henderson is listed in Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who Among Black Americans, and other biographical reference sources
The collection includes scrapbooks of the prominent civil rights leader who was the president of the St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP, (1955-59, 1963-64) and director of Peoples' Hospital, 1960-64.
OVERSIZE: autographed Tom Engelhardt editorial cartoon, "We can arrest them only for peace disturbance." 1/7/64
See also collection sl 641.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI RESEARCH CENTER-ST. LOUIS
222 THOMAS JEFFERSON LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
ONE UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63121