Young_1The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will host the official opening of the Andrew J. Young Papers on Sunday, March 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. The program will feature a conversation between Ambassador Andrew Young and Mayor Kasim Reed. The two will discuss Ambassador Young’s life and mission as a minister, elected official, change agent, business leader and mentor.

The Andrew J. Young Papers document Young’s career and family life spanning more than 50 years, including his work as a minister, civil rights activist, author, Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, Co-Chair of the 1996 Atlanta Committee of the Olympic Games, as well as his involvement with Law Companies Group, Inc., GoodWorks International, and the Andrew Young Foundation. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, press releases, calendars, books, minutes, reports, publications, articles, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, textiles, trophies and awards, artwork, posters, programs, campaign memorabilia, manuscripts, travel documents, notes, sermons, ephemera and audiovisual material.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.