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Saving Stories: Native Kentuckian Whitney Young; Unsung Civil Rights Pioneer

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We're back with another Black History Month edition of Saving Stories.  Today we remember a native Kentuckian who championed racial and economic equality by working within the white power structure.  As director of the National Urban League Whitney Young had the ear of three US Presidents, as well as top CEO's in the business community.  Hear rare audio from the man himself describing the mission and vision of the Urban League and how that sometimes ran counter to the approaches of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.Whitney Young led the Urban League for ten years.  President Nixon spoke at his funeral in Lexington in 1971.

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