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Sammy Young, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement

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Sammy Young, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement

Description

Selection from James Forman Library. Image of hardcover copy of Sammy Young, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement by James Forman.

Younge was a formal Naval officer turned student at the Tuskegee Institute. In the mid-60s he worked to desegregate public facilities and led voter registration drives. Younge was shot and killed in 1966 by bathroom attendant Marvin Segrest for using a whites-only restroom. His violent death sparked outrage and protest throughout Alabama.

Subject

Younge, Sammy, 1944-1966.
Tuskegee (Ala.) --Race relations.
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Creator

Forman, James, 1928-2005.

Source

JamesFormanLibraryCollection.

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1968

Date Created

2013-05-21

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Format

Image
JPEG

Extent

38.1 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Tuskegee (Ala.)

Text

Sammy Younge, Jr.
The First Black College Student to fie in the Black Liberation Movement

by James Forman

Original Format

9 inches (229 mm)
Book
Paper

Citation

Forman, James, 1928-2005., “Sammy Young, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 29, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/160.

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