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Andrew Young

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on 8 March 2016

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During the 1950's he was the pastor to several churches in Alabama and Georgia.
In 1955 he was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ.
Became Associate Director of youth department with the National Council of Churches in New York.
Andrew Young
1960- Won the Peabody Broadcasting and Film Commission Institutional Award
1961- Moved to Atlanta and joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
May 3, 1963 Organized the anti-segregation march in Birmingham, Alabama.
1964- Executive director of SCLC
April 1968 - Executive vice president of SCLC after Dr. King's murder

October 27, 1981 - Wins Atlanta mayoral race
January 5, 1982-January 2, 1990 - Mayor of Atlanta.
October 8, 1985 - Wins re-election
1990 - Becomes chairman of the Atlanta Organizing Committee to bring the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta.
1998 - Serves on the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century established by President Bill Clinton.
2000-2001 - President of the National Council of Churches.
2007 - Writes and produces documentary "Rwanda Rising."
2008-present - Writes and produces documentary series "Andrew Young Presents."
February 25, 2011 - Receives a special lifetime achievement Emmy Award, the Trustee Award.
March 9, 2013 - The Democratic Party of Georgia presents Andrew Young with the John Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award.
January 7, 2016, January 14, 2016 - The two-part documentary "Andrew Young's Making of Modern Atlanta" premiers on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
1972- Wins election for Georgia's 5th congressional district seat.
Wins re-election in 1974 and again in 1976
December 16th 1976 President Jimmy Carter nominates him as Ambassador to the UN
January 30th 1977 - Is sworn-in as the first African-American and 14th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
1979 - Establishes the consulting firm Young Ideas.
While in Congress, Young championed the causes of poor and working-class Americans and opposed efforts to increase military budgets. Young Ambassador helped Carter transform the basis of American foreign policy, making human rights a central focus and arguing that economic development in the Third World, particularly in Africa, was in the best interest of the United States.
He valued the youth and focused on their success which is why he worked with them so often.
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