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Andrew Young interview, August 1, 2011

Identifier: Y016_YoungA_20110801

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Andrea Young and Harvey Newman. Andrew Young recalls stories from his time in the Civil Rights Movement, at Congress, at the UN, and as mayor. Topics include the airport, the Ivan Allen campaign, racism in businesses, regulation of banks, MARTA and other forms of transportation, and becoming an international city. He also recounts stories about Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife.


  • Creation: August 1, 2011


Restrictions on Access

Available in Reading Room and online.

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 (2:25:36 duration), transcript (37 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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