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Name:    Wheeler, Henry Winfield
Category:  African-American Experience, Human and Social Services, Politics and Government
Description:    Henry Wheeler was one of the early presidents of the St. Louis NAACP and an early activist for civil rights in the post office. He became a leader in the all-black National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. One of his most significant contributions was his leadership of the boycott against the segregated Grand Avenue theaters, resulting in their integration. In 1956 he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives from the 17th district. The Wheeler Branch Post Office is named in his honor.

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