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 Whitney M. Young, Jr

Whitney M. Young, Jr

Birth
Lincoln Ridge, Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Mar 1971 (aged 49)
Lagos, Nigeria
Burial Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Knollwood Garden 2, Plot C, Grave 5
Memorial ID 1136 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1136
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Whitney M. Young, Jr (31 Jul 1921–11 Mar 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1136, citing Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .