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Chester Lewis

(1929 - 1990)

  • Born in Hutchinson
  • President of the Wichita chapter of the NAACP
  • Helped desegregate restaurants, swimming pools, aircraft companies, local government agencies
  • Lobbied for fair housing ordinance
  • Mentored and counseled black students
  • Helped reform the NAACP to take more legal and legislative actions

Photo courtesy Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas