Remembering Matthew Little will be featured on Health Notes, Monday, Feb 20th at 6:30pm and Tuesday during Black History Month programming at 1:00pm.
William Matthew Little was active in civil right efforts for over sixty years. As president of the Minnesota chapter of the NAACP, He organized busloads of Minnesota activist for the historic 1963 March On Washington. He has rallied for continued support of affirmative action and desegregation of the Minnesota Public Schools. He supported the NAACP lawsuit against the government of Minnesota, which charged the public school system with failing to provide an equal education to all children. He cultivated a strong relationship and influence with the African American community and the business community and was instrumental in persuading the Minnesota Vikings management to hire Dennis Green as their first black head coach. In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to his community, he received numerous awards.For a lifetime of achievement he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Minnesota.