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Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
1. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
Named in honor of
Whitney Moore Young, Jr.
1921-1971

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.
 
Erected 1973.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansBridges & ViaductsWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 53.377′ N, 76° 58.162′ W. Marker is in Kingman Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on East Capitol Street Southeast west of 22nd Street Southeast, in the median. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2600 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Preston Marshall (approx. ¼ mile away); F-16 Fighting Falcon
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
2. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Clark Calvin Griffith (approx. 0.3 miles away); UH-IV Iroquois (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni (approx. 0.6 miles away); Langston Golf Course and Driving Range (approx. 0.6 miles away); Langston Golf Course (approx. 0.6 miles away); Uriah Tracy (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingman Park.
 
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.)
 
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
3. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge Marker
View eastward toward the Anacostia River.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of National Urban League
4. Whitney M. Young, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,156 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on January 26, 2009. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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