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Young, Coleman Milton, III

(born: 1930) Dr. C. Milton Young, III was the first African American to enroll at the University of Louisville in 1950. He went on to earn his medical degree at Meharry Medical College and was the first African American intern at Louisville General Hospital, 1961-62.

In addition to having a private medical practice, Young was the founder and director of the Louisville Methadone Treatment Program, 1968-72. He was the editor of the journal Louisville Medicine, founded Louisville Black Pages, and founded and edited Black Scene Magazine.

Young was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. He was born in Louisville, KY 11/3/1930, the son of Hortense Houston Young and Colman Milton Young, Jr. He died 1/14/2020.

For more see C. Milton Young, III, M.D. in Who's Who of Black Louisville, 3rd ed., p. 169; his obituary at, 1/17/2020; Find-a-Grave; and Who's Who Among African Americans, 1996-2009.

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NKAA Source: Louisville medicine (periodical)
NKAA Source: Black pages : Louisville (annual)
NKAA Source: Black scene magazine (periodical)
NKAA Entry: Young, Hortense Houston
NKAA Source: Who's who in black Louisville (serial)
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans

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