Andrew Young

What to see, do and hear: Andrew Young book, Adinkra dance, Rick’s Cafe and more

Michelle Malone returns to Eddie’s Attic on Saturday for two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Malone has just released a new album, 1977, an acoustic flavored record that has drawn rave reviews. She has been a force in the Atlanta music scene for 30 years, one of the first artists to go indie to protect her vision of her music, and has collaborated with the likes of Gregg Allman, Shawn Mullins and The Indigo Girls. Malone wrote most of 1977 during the pandemic, which inspired an album of introspective acoustic songs that reflect her Southern roots. Tickets start at $30.
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Ambassador Andrew Young speaks at Goodwin University on “Community Activism, Yesterday & Today”

On Thursday, May 19, Goodwin University and the Connecticut Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucus (BPRC) will welcome Ambassador Andrew J. Young to East Hartford for a co-hosted, in-person conversation on “Community Activism, Yesterday & Today.” Ambassador Young has earned worldwide recognition as a pioneer and champion of civil and human rights. His lifelong dedication to public service is illustrated by his extensive leadership experience of more than 65 years, serving as a member of Congress, the first African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, the mayor of Atlanta, and as an ordained minister. Speaking remotely in 2021, he was the University’s Commencement guest speaker. In this unique collaboration between Goodwin and the BPRC, he will share his thoughts with community members and will receive his Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. The conversation will be moderated by columnist, radio and television host, and communications strategist Stan Simpson.

Martin Luther King III and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young Join the Movement for Economic Parity in Cleveland

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 54 years ago on Monday, visited Cleveland at least seven times the year before he was fatally shot on the balcony of a Memphis motel. Dr. King, who was in the Tennessee city advocating for fair wages for striking sanitation workers, was scheduled to return to Cleveland six days after his assassination.

Senator Warnock introduces resolution honoring Ambassador Andrew Young

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJBF) – U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced a resolution to honor Andrew J. Young Jr. for his countless contributions to civil and human rights in Georgia and across the United States. According to the press release, this resolution commemorates Ambassador Young’s 90th birthday. Earlier this month, the Georgia civil and human rights icon […]
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Andrew Young still leading at 90, and peace is still the way

Atlanta (AP) – Civil rights leader Andrew Young drew hundreds of people to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park Thursday for a walk organized for his 90th birthday. The former Atlanta mayor told the crowd he wanted a “quiet, prayerful march for peace.” Young was instrumental in bringing the Summer Olympics to Atlanta in 1996, and Centennial Park is a legacy of those games.

For his 90th birthday, let us honor Andrew Young by making Atlanta a city of peace

For his 90th birthday, Andrew Young’s greatest desire is peace on earth. More than 1,800 people attended Andrew Young’s 90th birthday gala at the Georgia World Congress Center Saturday night, It was a night of accolades, remembrances, gratitude for Young’s lifetime of service as a preacher, a civil rights leader, a Congressman, a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, an Atlanta mayor, co-chair of the Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games, a businessman, a foundation executive and most importantly as a family man and friend to all.

Weeklong Celebrations Abound and Culminate with 90th Birthday Gala for U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young

We just had a week that displayed the values and virtues of the New Atlanta by showing reverence to a man that was once considered a troublemaker as the country rolled into the sixties, and forty years later, having buildings named after him is remarkable. We have just experienced four days of celebrations of the life and journey of U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young on his 90th birthday. The accomplishment of surviving the dangers of the Civil Rights struggles and to keep pushing for Civil Rights and justice for others well beyond America deserves admiration.