Ambassador Andrew Young's StoryFile

Ambassador Andrew Young's Life Story

Andrew Jackson Young Jr. 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 as a U.S. Congressman from Georgia, United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Carter Administration, and 55th Mayor of Atlanta. Since leaving office, Young has founded or served in many organizations working on issues of public policy and political lobbying.

Ambassador Andrew Young's StoryFile Highlights

Ambassador Young answered 293 questions including:

What was your experience growing up in a multiracial neighborhood?
Tell me about visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. in jail in Georgia.
Why did you leave Congress and become a UN Ambassador?