- Whitney Young Birthplace and Museum
Infobox_nrhp | name = Whitney M. Young, Jr. Birthplace
nrhp_type = nhl
caption = The Whitney Young Birthplace and Museum
locmapin = Kentucky
architecture= No Style Listed
October 18, 1972
governing_body = Private
refnum=72000543cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service] The Whitney Young Birthplace and Museum was the birthplace and childhood home of Whitney M. Young, Jr., an American
civil rightsleader. The simple wooden house in Shelby County, Kentucky, near Louisville, is on the campus of the former Lincoln Institute, an all-black high school that Young attended and Young's father led.
Young was born in the house in 1921 and lived there through his high school years. [ [http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/civilrights/ky2.htm We Shall Overcome - Whitney M. Young Birthplace ] ] After Young's death in 1971, the house was dedicated as shrine to his memory. Today, numerous photographs, articles, and other items related to Young and the Lincoln Institute are on display inside the house.
The house appears on the
National Register of Historic Placesand was designated as a National Historic Landmarkin 1984.
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