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Issued: Jan 30, 1981. 15¢ Whitney Young, Never Hinged.
Whitney M. Young Whitney Moore Young Jr., entered the field of race relations after serving under a white captain in an all-black regiment during World War II. His first social-work position was for the Urban League, followed by seven years of working for The Atlanta Council on Human Relations.
By 1961 Young was again working for Urban League, this time as the executive director of the national organization where he set goals to help blacks in the areas of education, employment, and housing.
In 1969 he was awarded our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. (APS)
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