The Honorable Andrew Young to speak at SLU, April 15

April 10, 2008

Tuesday, April 15th 2008
7:00 pm
Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardroom
Student Community Center


Seating is limited and tickets are required

R.S.V.P. by April 11, 2008 by calling (352) 588-8668, or by sending an email to sherry.scott02@saintleo.edu

In 1960, a young Protestant minister named Andrew Young joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).  He soon became a national leader in the Civil Rights Movement and a close associate to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.  In 1964, Young became the executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  He served in this capacity from 1964 until 1970.  In 1972 he was elected to the United States Congress as a representative of the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia.  In 1977 Young was appointed ambassador to the United Nations by President Jimmy Carter.  Mr. Young also served two terms as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, from 1981 to 1989.