Andrew Young

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Black History Month Spotlight

Brief Biography:

Andrew Young Jr. became active in the Civil Rights Movement, working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Entering politics, Young served in Congress, and was the first African-American ambassador to the United Nations and he eventually became mayor of Atlanta.

As an esteemed civil rights activist, Young has received accolades that include the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Morehouse College named the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership in his honor, and Young has taught at Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.