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Whitney Young Jr. served as executive director of the National Urban League for 10 years before his death in 1971. (Courtesy photo)

Whitney Young Jr. served as executive director of the National Urban League for 10 years before his death in 1971. (Courtesy photo)

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First Lady Michelle Obama Salutes Whitney Young

First lady Michelle Obama, who on Tuesday hosted a screening of a biopic that chronicles the life of civil rights leader Whitney Young Jr., encouraged the audience of students from the District and Loudon County, Va., to become agents for change in the country’s ongoing push to becoming a more fair and just society.