Redeemer is indeed honored to welcome Ambassador Andrew Young tonight from 6-8 PM.

Ambassador Young became active in the Civil Rights Movement, working directly with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Young served in Congress, was the first African-American ambassador to the United Nations, and he became mayor of Atlanta. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was the first African American to represent Georgia in Congress since Reconstruction.

Ambassador Young was successful in his campaign for Atlanta to host the Olympic Games in 1996.

Young wrote about his role in the fight for civil rights in two books: A Way Out of No Way (1994) and An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America (1996). He has also written Walk in My Shoes: Conversations Between a Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on the Journey Ahead (2010).

He continues to fight for equality and economic justice with a consulting firm, Good Works International, that supports development initiatives, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean.

Recently, Morehouse College named the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership in his honor, and Young has taught at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.