Whitney M. Young Center


The Lincoln Institute was a boarding school for African-Americans which operated from 1912 to 1966. The center first opened in 1972 and was named in honor of Whitney M. Young Jr., a leader of the civil rights movement, who was also a graduate of the Lincoln Institute. Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center is located on the former site of the Lincoln Institute.

This rehabilitated two-story home was the birthplace of Whitney M. Young, who dedicated his career to the fight for civil rights and justice.The home where Young lived until he was 15 is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Call 502-585-4733 to schedule an appointment to visit this rehabilitated museum.


8460 Shelbyville Rd.
Simpsonville, KY


(502) 722-8862