Whitney Young

Jul 31, 1921 - Mar 11, 1971

Whitney Moore Young Jr. was an American civil rights leader. Trained as a social worker, he spent most of his career working to end employment discrimination in the United States and turning the National Urban League from a relatively passive civil rights organization into one that aggressively worked for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised.
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“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”

Whitney Young
Jul 31, 1921 - Mar 11, 1971
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