Andrew Young

Atlanta mayor, civil rights leader, ambassador

The former Congressman, Atlanta mayor and veteran of the civil rights movement served as President Jimmy Carter's U.N. Ambassador and was a key figure in Atlanta's bid for the 1996 Olympics.

BACKGROUND AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVITIES
BiographyAudio: Discusses civil rights eraVoting Rights Act of 1965
His civil rights memoirYoung on King assassination

YOUNG IN PUBLIC OFFICE
As congressman, U.N. Ambassador, mayorResigning from U.N. post
Young discusses his political career

YOUNG AND THE OLYMPICS
Young's critical role in getting Atlanta GamesVideo: How Atlanta won
Did Atlanta go over line in bid?Young on China's Olympics

COURTING CORPORATE CONTROVERSY
Corporate activities questionedUnder fire for 'Goodworks' in Nigeria
'Nike drops the ball'Groveling for Neocons?Moving away from MLK?
Quits Wal-Mart work over racial remarksRipped for defending Mugabe
Criticized as 'The Shameless Son'In defense of Young

YOUNG AND BARACK OBAMA
Video: 'I want Obama to be president . . . in 2016'How comments came to light
Critic: Young should 'lay off Hater-Ade'Young: Obama would boost economy

MORE ON ANDREW YOUNG
Winning Presidential Medal of FreedomA street named after him
Andrew Young quotesVideo: Singing on 'The Colbert Report'

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