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Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr.

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Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated - and controversial - leaders of the civil rights era. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.

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Learn more about Whitney Young, Jr. and his role in the civil rights struggle.

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