Pauline A. Young (b. 1900 d. 1991) teacher, librarian, and lecturer was a noted community leader and activist in Wilmington, Delaware. She began teaching at Howard High School in 1919 and later became the school librarian, a position she held until her retirement in 1961. She had a great passion for Black history and published numerous bibliographies and book reviews. She lectured extensively about Black history, especially about Blacks in Delaware and authored the chapter "The Negro in Delaware" in Delaware - A History of the First State. Pauline Young became deeply involved in the efforts for racial equality and civil rights. She joined the NAACP at age twelve and served in several positions on the local, state, and national levels. She was an active member in several other community and civic organizations including the Delaware Fellowship Commission. Among the honors she received was selection to the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. The Pauline A. Young Memorabilia Room, located in the Old Howard High School Building, was named in her honor in 1979.
From the description of Pauline A. Young Papers. 1920-1991. (Australian National University). WorldCat record id: 51282370