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It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.




Whitney M. Young, 1921-1971, Executive Director, The Urban League, Presidential Advisor (Lyndon B. Johnson), Favorite Saying

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Whitney M. Young
Whitney M. Young
  • Born: July 31, 1921
  • Died: March 11, 1971
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Activist

Whitney Moore Young Jr. was an American civil rights leader. He spent most of his career working to end employment discrimination in the United States and turning the National Urban League from a relatively passive civil rights organization into one that aggressively worked for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised.

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