The 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 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The program will feature a conversation between Ambassador Andrew Young and the Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor of the City of Atlanta. 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., and GoodWorks International. 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.
Rare and unique items from the collection will be on display during the opening. The program will be followed by a reception and opportunity to view items from the Collection.
For additional information about the program, call 404-730-4001, ext. 199.