From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Young, Margaret B.

(born: 1921  -  died: 2009) 

Margaret Buckner Young, from Campbellsville, KY, is the author of children's books on African American history, civil rights, and civil rights leaders, including First Book of American Negroes and Picture Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a graduate of Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University] and the University of Minnesota. Margaret was the wife of the late Whitney Young, Jr. and the daughter of Eva and Frank Buckner. For more see Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults. A biographical dictionary, 2nd and 3rd eds., by B. Rollock; Who's Who Among African Americans, 1975-2005; and M. Fox, "Margaret B. Young, writer of children's books on Blacks, dies at 88," The New York Times, 12/18/2009, Obituary section, p. 7.

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