Andrew Young

Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was born on March 12, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, into a prosperous middle-class family.

(P)Andrew Young become the pastor of a small Church in Thomasville Georgia. He organized a voting registration drive due to injustice to black people and their voting rights in Thomasville.

Selma Voters Registration
(S) Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy and Andrew Young lead African American citizens to the county courthouse in Selma, Alabama. The struggle to register black voters in Selma was one of the hardest fought episodes in the Civil Rights Movement, but it led directly to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

(P) Andrew has worked with and helped those "oppressed" people for a better social, political and economic advancement. In 1961 Young joined the Southperm Christian Leadership Conference.

1977: Andrew Young takes office as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
(S) Andrew Young became one of Dr. King’s principal lieutenants. Working closely together, King and Young led desegregation movements in Birmingham, Alabama, in St. Augustine, Florida, and in its home base of Atlanta.
(P) He became the first African American to be elected from Georgia for a seat in congress since the Reconstruction.

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