Whitney Young, Jr. (1922 - 1971) - Championed equal opportunity for African
Americans as Director, national Urban League (1961-1971). Born in Lincoln Ridge
while father was President of Lincoln Institute. Graduate of Kentucky State
University. Received MA from the University of Minnesota. Dean of School of
Social Work at Atlanta Unviersity, 1954-1961. Served on seven presidential
commissions. Wrote TO BE EQUAL and BEYOND RACISM. Received Medal of Freedom,
nation's highest civilian award.
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