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Andrew Young interview, November 22, 2011

Identifier: Y016_YoungA_20111122

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Harvey Newman, Teresa Taylor, Kelechi Uzochukwu, and Andrea Young. Andrew Young touches on a variety of topics in this interview, including development around MARTA stations, housing downtown, poverty, public-purpose capitolism, arts and culture funding, the Atlatna Zoo, urban planning, and the effects of international investment.


  • November 22, 2011


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 (1:39:32 duration, 2 files))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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