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Andrew Young interview, July 16, 2012

Identifier: Y016_YoungA_20120716

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Harvey Newman and Andrea Young. Andrew Young discusses flooding in the Southeast, engagement between the federal governmnet and private sector, and development of the Atlanta Underground and the challenges it faces. He also discusses transit and traffic issues, and political campaigning. He and Andrea also dicuss details of reproducing a film and lunch plans. They also dicuss books written by various well-known people.


  • Creation: July 16, 2012


Restrictions on Access

Reading room access only.

Biographical Note

Andrew Jackson Young Jr. (born March 12, 1932) is an American politician, diplomat, and activist. Beginning his career as a pastor, Young was an early leader in the civil rights movement, serving as executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and a close confidant to Martin Luther King Jr. Young later became active in politics, serving first as a U.S. Congressman from Georgia, then United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and finally Mayor of Atlanta. Since leaving political office, Young has founded or served in many organizations working on issues of public policy and political lobbying.


1 Interview(s) (audio (59:28 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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