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Whitton, Charlotte  

Allan Moscovitch

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Nov 2013
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Biographies
Charlotte Whitton (1896–1975) was a woman of enormous energy, personal ambition, and drive. She had essentially three careers: as a social worker who was the guiding force behind the ... More

Wickenden, Elizabeth  

Eric R. Kingson

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Elizabeth Wickenden (1909–2001) was a social work administrator and advisor, policy writer, and advocate. In the 1950s, she launched an effective coalition of social welfare and labor ... More

Wiley, George  

Jean K. Quam

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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George Wiley (1931–1973) was a reformer, organizer, and social activist. He is credited with organizing poor people into a significant political force in the United States during the late ... More

Wilkins, Roy  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) was a writer and national civil rights spokesperson. He was assistant executive secretary and executive director of the NAACP for 46 years, during which time he ... More

Williams, Anita Rose  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Anita Rose Williams (1891–1983) was a social worker and supervisor. She was the first Black Catholic social worker in the United States and the first Black supervisor employed by a ... More

Witte, Ernest Frederic  

John F. Longres

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Ernest Frederic Witte (1904–1986) was an educator and administrator. His work in the social welfare field, particularly during World War II, was influential both in the United States and ... More

Wittman, Milton  

Ruth Irelan Knee

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Milton Wittman (1915–1994) was a social worker, writer, and leader in social work, public health, and mental health. He played a key role in the expansion of opportunities for social work ... More

Yeh, Chu-Sheng  

Juei-king Lee

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Dec 2014
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Chu-Sheng Yeh (1915–2008) promoted the well-being of children and youth in the areas of education, health, and social welfare. Professor Yeh established two programs related to social ... More

Young, Whitney Moore, Jr.  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Whitney Moore Young, Jr., (1921–1971) was a social work educator, civil rights leader, and statesman. He worked to eradicate discrimination against Blacks and poor people. From 1961 until ... More

Youngdahl, Benjamin Emanuel  

Jean K. Quam

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Benjamin Emanuel Youngdahl (1897–1970) was a public welfare administrator, educator, and lecturer. He influenced the social work profession during his career as president of the American ... More

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