Floyd B. McKissick Sr. is born

March 9

On March 9, 1922, Floyd B. McKissick was born.

Floyd McKissick was an influential civil rights lawyer and advocate. McKissick gained higher education from Morehouse College. Afterwards he went to the University of North Carolina law school  where he became the first African American to attend. McKissick worked alongside influential civil rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a member of the NAACP, in addition to founding the first youth NAACP chapter in Durham.

McKissnick died in 1991.


Honoring the life of Floyd B. McKissick Sr.. NAACP. (2022, June 13). Retrieved March 1, 2023, from https://naacp.org/resources/honoring-life-floyd-b-mckissick-sr

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