- Whitney Young
- nounUnited States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
* * *(1921–71) an African-American leader during the ↑civil rights movement. He was head of the ↑National Urban League (1961–70). Young was criticized by some African Americans because he made compromises with white political leaders, but he had great influence.
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