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Baldwin, Roger Nash

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1981 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

1884 – Born in Wellesley, Massachusetts on the 21st of January.

         – He had visited the Soviet Union and wrote a book, Liberty Under the Soviets.

1917 – On the 1st of July, the AUAM responded by creating the Civil Liberties Bureau, headed by Baldwin.

         – The CLB separated from the AUAM on the 1st of October, renaming itself the National Civil Liberties Bureau, with Baldwin as director.

1920 – The NCLB was renamed the American Civil Liberties Union with Baldwin continuing as the ACLU’s first executive director.

         – Founded American Civil Liberties Union.

1927 – He joined the Industrial Workers of the World.

1940 – Baldwin led the campaign to purge the ACLU of Communist Party members.

1947 – General Douglas MacArthur invited him to Japan to foster the growth of civil liberties in that country.

1950 – Baldwin retired from the ACLU leadership.

1981 – President Jimmy Carter awarded Baldwin the Medal of Freedom on the 16th of January.

         – Died on the 26th of August.