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Whitney Moore Young, Jr.

Young, Whitney Moore, Jr., 1921–71, African-American civil-rights leader; b. Lincoln Ridge, Ky. A social worker by profession, he joined the National Urban League in 1947 as director of industrial relations for St. Paul, Minn. He headed the League from 1961 until his death and was one of the leading civil-rights activists of the 1960s.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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