1981 15¢ Whitney Moore Young
Black Heritage Series
Issue Date: January 30, 1981
City: New York, New York
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
U.S. #1875 commemorates Whitney Moore Young (July 31, 1921-March 11, 1971), who served as head of the National Urban League from 1961 until his death. Through this organization, Young helped thousands of black Americans get jobs. He started on-the-job training programs, and established Head Start and tutoring centers.
Young also served on several federal commissions concerned with social welfare and race relations. Born in Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky, he authored several books, including “To Be Equal” (1964).