Southeast in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge
Whitney Moore Young, Jr.
Humanitarian-scholar and venerable leader of the National Urban League whose work produced landmark changes in civil rights laws and notable progress towards social and economic justice in America.
Location. 38° 53.377′ N, 76° 58.162′ W. Marker is in Southeast, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on East Capitol Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in the median, east of the Robert Francis Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Stadium and west of the Anacostia River, on the eastbound approach to the bridge. It is visible to the left from the eastbound traffic lanes only. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Preston Marshall (approx. ¼ mile away); Clark Calvin Griffith (approx. 0.3 miles away); F-16 Fighting Falcon (approx. 0.3 miles away); UH-IV Iroquois (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elbridge Gerry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Congressional Cemetery Heroes of 1814 (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Peterson Goodwyn (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Southeast.
Also see . . .
1. Whitney Young bio at Defenselink News. President Johnson honored Young in 1968 with the Medal of Freedom. (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the National Urban League. (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • Civil Rights • Heroes • Notable Persons • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
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