A. S. "Doc" Young
|A. S. "Doc" Young|
|Born||Andrew Spurgeon Young
October 29, 1919
|Died||September 6, 1996
Los Angeles, California
|Notable credit(s)||Chicago Defender
Los Angeles Sentinel
|Spouse(s)||Hazel M. Young|
|Children||Norman Gregory Young, PhD; Brenda L. Young, Esq.|
Andrew Sturgeon "Doc" Young (October 29, 1919 – September 6, 1996) was an American sports journalist and author. He was also one of the first African American publicists working in Hollywood. Throughout his career he received numerous honors from the National Newspaper Publishers Association.
Andrew Spurgeon Young was born in Dunbrooke, Virginia, the eldest child of Andrew P. Young and Gertrude Norman. In 1941, he graduated from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) with a bachelor's degree in business administration. While a student at Hampton, he served as editor of the school newspaper.
Additionally, Young is the author of several books, including Negro Firsts in Sports (Johnson Publishing Company, 1963).
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- Young, A.S. (Doc) (October 1970). Johnson, John H., ed. "The black sportswriter:The Black athlete in the golden age of sports-part IX". Ebony. Chicago, Illinois: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. 25 (12): 56–58, 60–62, 64.
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