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Samuel Younge, Jr.

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Creator:Summerlin, Donnie
Title:Samuel Younge, Jr.
Date:2008 Sept. 2
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Encyclopedia article about Samuel Younge Jr. (1944-1966), the first black college student to be killed as a result of his involvement in the American civil rights movement. During the mid-1960s, Younge worked to desegregate public facilities and led voter-registration drives in Macon County and in other parts of the South. His violent death in 1966 for trying to use a whites-only restroom inspired civil rights workers in Alabama and throughout the nation to continue their work for racial equality and pushed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to publicly oppose American involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Types:Articles | Interactive Resource
Subjects:Younge, Samuel, 1944-1966 | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Tuskegee | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Tuskegee | African American college students--Alabama--Tuskegee | College students--Alabama--Tuskegee | Assassination--Alabama--Macon County | Shooting (Execution)--Alabama--Macon County | Homicide--Alabama--Macon County | African American civil rights workers--Death | African American civil rights workers--Violence against--Alabama--Macon County | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements | Tuskegee (Ala.) | Macon County (Ala.)
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
Online Publisher:[Auburn, Ala.] : Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University | 2008-09-02
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