Bobby Young grew up on a plantation in Mississippi picking cotton and facing the type of racism most Black youth cannot comprehend. He also witnessed history first hand including the admission of James Meredith into the University of Mississippi 15 miles from his home.
He left the South and eventually built a million dollar business still operating to this day. His son operates it now while he focuses on addressing urban challenges and urban empowerment as Pastor of Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church and past president of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Des Moines.
On Friday, October 9, 2015, UrbanIowaToday.com (UIT), in a two part interview, spoke with Pastor Young about his past, the present and his vision for the community he loves.