Billie Jean Young (born 1947) is an actor, activist, poet and educator.
She lives in Marion, Alabama from which she travels the world to teach, work with young people. She graduated from Judson College, and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. She taught at Jackson State University. She has taught at Mississippi State University, Meridian campus. She is Artist-in-Residence, at Judson College. Her papers are held at the University of Alabama Hoole Special Collections Library.
- 1984 MacArthur Fellows Program
- 1995 Mississippi Governor's Award for Artistic Achievement 
- 1995 Lucy Terry Prince Unsung Heroine Award
2009 Southern Rural Black Women's Hall of Fame Award 2014 Black Belt Hall of Fame Award 2011 Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama Woman of Distinction Award
- "Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light", Mississippi Writers: Drama, Editor Dorothy Abbott, University Press of Mississippi, 1991, ISBN 978-0-87805-238-7
- Fear Not The Fall, New South Books, 2004, ISBN 978-1-58838-161-3
- "Jet - Google Boeken". Books.google.com. 1984-11-12. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Alabama Bound Author Billie Young". Alabamabound.org. 2005-02-11. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Judson College - Intranet". Intranet.judson.edu. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Billie Jean Young, Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts/ Artist-in-Residence, Judson College". Womenarts.org. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Mississippi Actors, Actresses, Stars of Stage, Screen, and Television, Directors". MSwritersandmusicians.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Author's website
- Conversations - (#622) Sonny Brewer; Billie Jean Young, Mississippi Public Television
www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7e452X_UAk Performing Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light...