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Near Simpsonville in Shelby County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971)

 
 
Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) Marker (front)
Inscription.  Civil rights leader born here. Son of distinguished educator, Dr. Whitney M. Young, Sr. Served in US Army, World War II. Graduated Ky. State College, 1941; U. of Minn., 1947. Director of Urban Leagues in Minn. and Neb., 1947-53. Dean of School of Social Work, Atlanta Univ., 1954-60. Director National Urban League, 1961 until death. Originally buried Lexington, Ky.

(Reverse)
Devoted his life to overcoming injustice to and furthering economic progress for Blacks. As Director of National Urban League, helped thousands find employment. Declined cabinet post in 1968 to remain with League where he believed could accomplish more. Gravesite eulogy delivered by President Nixon; first civil rights leader so honored. Over.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1419.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 13.444′ N, 85° 22.483′ W. Marker is near Simpsonville,
Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) Marker (reverse)
Kentucky, in Shelby County. Marker is on Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling east. Located at the entrance to the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville KY 40067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Institute Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Stone Inn (approx. 1 miles away); Thelma L. Stovall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Benj. Logan-Pioneer / James Knox-Pioneer (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Armstrong Hotel (approx. 8.6 miles away); Science Hill School (approx. 8.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Whitney Young Jr. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWar, World II
 
Looking east on U.S. Highway 60. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
3. Looking east on U.S. Highway 60.
The view east on Shelbyville Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
4. The view east on Shelbyville Road.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. at the White House. image. Click for full size.
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5. Whitney M. Young, Jr. at the White House.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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