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Who was Whitney M. Young?

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was head of the National Urban League (NUL) during its most progressive period (1961-1971).  During the decade of Young’s leadership the organization experienced pronounced growth, which included a nearly twenty-fold increase in its annual budget from $325,000 to over $6,000,000, and an increase in staffing from three dozen employees to more than a thousand. Young also moved the organization to the forefront of the civil rights movement. 

Young was one of the most influential leaders of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and a member of the legendary “Big Six” civil rights leadership team. Planners for the March used the NUL headquarters office in New York for their meetings and Young served as a featured speaker. Following the March, Young advocated for federal assistance to cities combating poverty. He developed a 10-point domestic program, the “Domestic Marshall Plan” as a strategy for combating poverty and closing the wealth gap between Black and White Americans. Young’s plan was influential to President Johnson’s War on Poverty and was partially incorporated into the legislation. In 1968, the Johnson administration awarded Young the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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