Whitney M. Young, Jr. spent most of his life working to end employment discrimination in the South against African Americans in the South. His career drove him into race relations, Urban League’s Omaha, Nebraska to help get black workers into jobs previously only reserved for the whites. His efforts helped expand job opportunities for black workers. He helped push forward and overcome judgment on black workers within the job. He was awarded and recognized for making a difference within the work placement of African Americans.
The birth place of Whitney M. Young
Jr. was a modestly two story wooden house on the campus of the Lincoln
Institute of Kentucky. His father taught, until Young was fifteen. Whitney
Young Jr. goal was to end employment discrimination in the South and to turn
the National Urban League from a somewhat submissive civil rights organization
into one that insistently fought for justice. He made a difference in job
placement one job at a time. Each job he would get he would then push forward
to make sure African Americans had the same job opportunity as jobs that was
only reserved for the whites.
of work leads him into the place where he needed to be to fight for African
American job placement. He was assigned to road construction of a crew of all black
soldiers that was supervised by Southern white officers. After three short weeks,
he was promoted from private to first sergeant. After he was promoted he
started seeing the aggression and unfairness on both side. This job placement
opened his eyes and made him want to work in a career in a race relation. His career
lead him to be the president of Urban League’s Omanha, Nebraska where he helped
black workers into jobs that had been previously kept only for whites. Discrimination
on African Americans and job placement was very prominent and Whitney M. Young,
Jr. made a difference.
many different positions that help him make a difference in African American work
placement. He was a dean of social work at Atlanta University. The Georgia
Conference of Social Welfare Young help support the boycott of Georgia
Conference of Social Welfare, because they had a standing record of pitiable
placing African Americans in good jobs. At the age of forty he became president
of the NAACP Within a four-year span Whitney M. Young Junior made big difference
in the leagues employees and annual budget NAACP. During his time of presidency
over the league he created programs such as “Street Academy” that gave African Americans
who had been high school drop outs prepare for college. Young was always
looking for a way to improve the increase of employment for African American’s.
He pressed for federal aid to cities. Young was honored with the highest award
which was the Medal of freedom.
birthplace is an important part of African American History. This is where
Whitney M. Young Jr. was born. This is where a man who impacted history
started. His career lead him to push for job placement for African Americans.
African American job placements during 1921-1971 was not great. African
Americas would always get the lower paid jobs. The unfairness of the situation
landed many African Americans in low paying jobs, until Whitney M. Young Jr.
came into the picture and pushed for better jobs and equal whites. He believed
if a white man could work a job then the African American should also get the
same job opportunity.