Whitney Young Jr. Honored on a US Postage Stamp in 1981

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Whitney Moore Young, Jr. was an effective civil rights leader who served as executive director of the National Urban League for 10 years.

In 1969, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. This stamp was issued January 30, 1981

This is the 4th stamp issued in the Black Heritage series.

Learn more about Whitney Young Jr. by clicking this link

This stamp was also designed by Jerry Pickney.

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