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Young, Whitney M., Birthplace and Boyhood Home

Simpsonville, Kentucky
County of Shelby.
Campus of Lincoln Institute, southwest of Simpsonville
National Register Number: 72000543
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: KY-6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Vocational Training Center.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 27, 1984):
This simple two story frame house, on the campus of the school where his father served on the faculty, was the birthplace and boyhood home of Whitney Moore Young (1921-1971), civil rights spokesman, advisor to three Presidents, and an influential ambassador to major corporate leaders for the cause of racial equality. Young, the Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971, drew unprecedented support for the league's social and economic programs, working for an equality beyond civil rights causes.


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