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Undine Davis Young

Calvary Cemetery
Section 24, Block 24, Lot 159, Space SE COR

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Undine Young was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1909 to Captain Thomas P Davis and Undine Wiggins Davis. Her father was a Chesapeake Bay Oysterman. She was educated at the Academy of the Hampton Institute, and in 1927 earned a diploma from the Oberlin Kindergarten-Primary Training School in Ohio. In 1932, she earned a degree in library science from the Hampton Institute. In 1931, she married Bernard Plummer Young Jr. Her husband was the son of P. B. Young Sr., the founder of the Norfolk Journal and Guide, one of the nation’s leading African-American newspapers. Although she began her career as a teacher, her new family moved her into the world of journalism. In addition to raising 3 sons, she served at various times as the newspaper’s librarian, a reporter, and until her retirement in 1982, as women’s editor.

Along with her newspaper responsibilities, she immersed herself in numerous civic and social endeavors. She was a member of the NAACP, the Urban League, and participated in voter registration efforts. In 1964, she was honored as a civic leader by the Legal Defense Fund. She and her husband had 3 sons: P. B. Young III, Thomas Davis Young (1935-1960), and Davis Chatham Young.

Mrs. Undine Young, 90, former editor, Journal and Guide, passes in Mass.
Elizabeth Fenty
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); May 19, 1999;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 1

Dr. Milton Reid
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Dec 16, 1981;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 8

Some of the people who bring you your JOURNAL AND GUIDE.
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Jun 17, 1981;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 25

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 1600 St. Julian Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504

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