Distinguished African American Political and Governmental Leaders

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Andrew Jackson Young, Jr.
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Born: March 12, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Status: Head, Young Ideas, Atlanta, Georgia, and GoodWork, International, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

Education: Attended Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1947; B.S., 1951, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; B.Div., 1955, Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut; ordained as a minister, 1955, United Church of Christ; recipient of numerous honorary degrees from various colleges and universities

Position: Pastor, Marion, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia, and Beachton, Georgia, 1955-1957; associate director for youth work, National Council of Churches, New York, New York, 1957-1961; administrative assistant, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), 1962-1964; executive director, SCLC, 1964-1968; executive vice president, SCLC, 1968-1970; chairman, Atlanta Community Relations Commission, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970- 1972; U.S. representative from the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia, 1973-1977; U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 1977-1979; mayor, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982-1990; chairman, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia, 1990-1996; founder and head, Young Ideas, Atlanta, Georgia, and GoodWork, International, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

Awards and honors: Pax-Christi Award, St. Johns University, 1970; Spingarn Medal, NAACP, 1978; Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by President Jimmy Carter, 1980

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  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Foreword v
  • Preface ix
  • Sources x
  • Profiles 1
  • A 3
  • B 10
  • C 35
  • D 58
  • E 76
  • F 89
  • G 99
  • H 109
  • J 126
  • K 142
  • L 145
  • N 185
  • O 190
  • P 194
  • R 207
  • S 222
  • T 236
  • W 244
  • Y 263
  • Appendix 1 279
  • Appendix 2 281
  • Appendix 3 285
  • Appendix 4 287
  • Index 291
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