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Young, Daisy F. (1902-1989) | Amistad Research Center

Name: Young, Daisy F. (1902-1989)
Fuller Form: Daisy Valentina Fuller Young

Historical Note:

Daisy Fuller Young was an elementary school teacher in New Orleans and was active in numerous social and community organizations. She was the mother of civil rights activist and politician Andrew J. Young.

Daisy Valentina Fuller Young, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 29, 1902. She graduated from Straight College (now Dillard University) and was employed as an elementary school teacher in the New Orleans Public Schools. She was also a staff member of Keystone Life Insurance Company (later the Atlanta Life Insurance Company) and managed her husband's dental office.

Young married Dr. Andrew Young Sr., also from New Orleans, and had two sons: Andrew Jr. and Walter.  She was an active member of Central Congregational Church in New Orleans, and served for many years as Co-Chair of the Diaconate. Other community services included: Hume Center, YWCA, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Trusteeship of Dillard University, Advisory Board member of United Federal Savings and Loan, and president of the New Orleans chapter of The Links. She worked in many political campaigns and earned the reputation of being an effective fundraiser. After moving to Atlanta, she became an associate member of First Congregational Church and assumed a leadership role with Quality Living Services, Inc.

Daisy F. Young passed away on December 29, 1989.

Sources: Daisy F. Young papers
Note Author: Christopher Harter

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