Whitney Young sitting in Oval Office with John F. Kennedy--amazing program on Independent Lens about Whitney Young, a man I wish I had heard about when I was growing up, what an amazing life! http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/powerbroker/

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Whitney Young was one of the most powerful, controversial, and largely forgotten leaders of the civil rights movement, who took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government.

Whitney Young (7/31/1921 - 3/11/1971) is best known as one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders, serving as National Urban League president from 1961 until his 1971 death of a heart attack while at a conference in Nigeria. He had also served two-year terms as state president of the Georgia NAACP and as president of the National Association of Social Workers, and had been Dean of the School of Social Work at Atlanta University. #TodayInBlackHistory

The general treatment of Asian Americans was poor because of their ethnicity and minority. The Black Power movement caused Asians to question themselves and their role in American Culture.

I love how accessible her style is... Michelle Obama In Duro Olowu - 'The Powerbroker Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights' Screening

Michelle Obama In Duro Olowu – ‘The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights’ Screening

The Powerbroker | Documentary about Whitney Young | Independent Lens | PBS

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

civil rights leaders - Bing Images My MBA alma mater has a conference named after this man, Whitney Young

FLOTUS Gives Firm Message To Students At Whitney Young Screening | News One

Michelle Obama greeted a group of grade school students at the White House to screen a documentary on the life of Whitney Young.

August 1963. Group portrait of several of the organizers of the March on Washington, among them: Mathew Ahmann, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, John Lewis, the Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Roy Wilkins. Photo by Stanley Tetrick for the Look magazine assignment "Negro march on Washington, D.C."

August "Group portrait of several of the organizers of the March on Washington, among them: Mathew Ahmann, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, John L.

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights. Civil rights leader Whitney Young, Jr. has no national holiday bearing his name. You won’t find him in most history books. In fact, few today know his name, much less his accomplishments. But he was at the heart of the civil rights movement – an inside man who broke down the barriers that held back African Americans.

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Whitney Young was one of the most powerful, controversial, and largely forgotten leaders of the civil rights movement, who took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government.

Double Self Portrait - Jane Grossman - 17 - Whitney Young High School - SOLD

"Double Self Portrait" (Acrylic on canvas painting) Made by one of our talented teens.

Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Martin Luther King & Whitney Young meet with Pres. Johnson.

Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Martin Luther King & Whitney Young meet with Pres. 1963 - 64 African American civil rights advocates and nationally recognized leaders in Black community.

"Every man is our brother, and every man’s burden is our own. Where poverty exists, all are poorer. Where hate flourishes, all are corrupted. Where injustice reins, all are unequal." ~Whitney Young

Civil Rights Activist / 1921 - 1971 Whitney Young Jr. was the head of the Urban League for 10 years and a lifelong advocate of civil and equal rights.

Whitney Moore Young, Jr. Social worker and civil rights trailblazer, executive director of the National Urban League, dean for the Atlanta School of Social Work, and part of the "Big Six".

This picture reminds me of our national association of black social workers, Whitney Moore Young, Jr. Social worker and civil rights trailblazer, executive director of the National Urban League, dean for the Atlanta School of Social Work.

17 WWII historical fiction novels worth a read. Including great novels for history buffs as well as some young adult stories.

17 World War II Books That Will Move You to Your Core

Model pupil: A 16-year-old Michelle Robinson,  on the left, with other classmates at Whitney Young High School, Chicago, in 1980.

It's discobama! The VERY groovy 1970s moments that America's future President and First Lady were both hoping time had forgotten

Future First Lady Michelle Obama. A Michelle Robinson with other class prefects at Whitney Young High School, Chicago, 1980 Hi Mimi!

Roy Wilkins(Omega Psi Phi Fraternity), Floyd McKissick(Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity), Dorothy Height(Delta Sigma Theta Sorority), A.Philip Randolph (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity), Whitney Young (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity), and Dr. Martin Luther King (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity)    This is a grand legacy.

Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Dorothy Height in center with Roy Wilkins, Floyd McKissick, A. Philip Randolph, Whitney Young, and Martin Luther King. Courtesy of National Park Service;

Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph L. Rauh Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Sam Weinblatt, take part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph L. Rauh Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Sam Weinblatt, take part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

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