Whitney Young bio

Birth Name: Whitney Young

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader

Place Of Birth: KY

Date Of Birth: July31, 1921

Date Of Death: March 11, 1971

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Whitney Young was born on the 31st of July, 1921. He was popular for being a Civil Rights Leader. Civil rights leader during the 1960’s who was a power advocate against employment discrimination, the President of the National Association of Social Workers, and the Executive Director of the National Urban League.

Whitney Young was born in KY. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Kentucky State University, a historically black institution, where he graduated in 1941. President Nixon’s eulogy at his funeral stated that, ‘He knew how to accomplish what other people merely dreamed of.’

Whitney Young was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Whitney Young was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Whitney Young is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Whitney’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Whitney Young’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Whitney Young’s parents.

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Oscar Zeta Acosta

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Esther Cooper Jackson

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Yam Ah Mee

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Whitney Young kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Whitney Young was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Whitney Young
DEATH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Whitney Young was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Whitney Young was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Whitney Young had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Whitney Young’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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