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Whitney M. Young, Jr
Birth: Jul. 31, 1921
Lincoln Ridge
Shelby County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1971

Social Refomer. He directed the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971. During his tenure he turned the organization into one of the leading voices for civil rights, and worked strenously to improve the economic, educational and living conditions of the Nation's African-Americans. He advised three Presidents on civil rights issues, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1981 he was honored by the United States Postal Service with a 15-cent commemorative postage stamp. In 1998 a statue was erected of him at his alma mater of Kentukcy State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Whitney M. Young (1897 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Buchner Young (1923 - 2009)*
 
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Burial:
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Hartsdale
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Knollwood Garden 2, Plot C, Grave 5
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1136
Whitney M. Young, Jr
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