5. Whitney Young Was A Victim Of A Conspiracy —
"Every man is our brother, and every man's burden is our own. Where poverty exists, all are poorer. Where hate flourishes, all are corrupted. Where injustice reins, all are unequal."
That quote by the late Whitney Young was one of many that gave insight to his thinking and life. But in 1968, two men didn't care about any of that, as Herman B. Furguson and Arthur Harris were convicted of conspiring to murder Young as part of what was described as a "Black Revolutionary plot."
The trial took place in the New York State Supreme Court, with Justice Paul Balsam presiding.