W. W. (Westley Wallace) Law letter
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W. W. (Westley Wallace) Law letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Law, W. W., (Westley Wallace), 1923-2002.
Title: W. W. (Westley Wallace) Law letter
Dates: 2001
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2316

Biographical/Historical Note

Westley Wallace Law was born in Savannah, Georgia on 1 January 1923 and grew up on the west side of Savannah. He attended Savannah public schools and graduated from Georgia State College (now Savannah State University) with a bachelor's degree in biology. By profession, Law was a letter carrier for the post office for 44 years, ending his career in 1990. Law was active in local civil rights, serving as President of the Savannah Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1950 to 1976 as well as organizing and participating in voter registration drives, sit-ins, demonstrations, and boycotts. He was also active in history education and historic preservation, helping to create Savannah's Negro Heritage Trail, aiding with the creation of the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, and negotiating the restoration of the King-Tisdell Cottage in the formerly black middle class Beach Institute neighborhood.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from W. W. (Wesley Wallace Law) to Lorraine Warlick of Savannah, Georgia on 18 October 2001 in which Law thanks Warlick for her care while he had taken ill.

Index Terms

Law, W. W., (Westley Wallace), 1923-2002.
Letters (correspondence)
Warlick, Lorraine.

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