U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young to Speak at ASU

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U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young


By ASU News Services

Alabama State University and the Alabama Commission of Higher Education will host a Civil Rights Symposium about the impact of Civil Rights activism on college campuses on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Ralph D. Abernathy Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young, who has earned worldwide recognition as a pioneer in and champion of civil and human rights, will be the guest speaker.

With an eye on the past and another on the present, attendees will be able to discuss and debate the commonalities of past civil rights problems and present-day civil rights challenges.

ASU also will host a student poster competition and the Student Civil Rights Symposium with Ambassador Young. 

Attendees are encouraged to register for the event at https://forms.gle/w11qQC8Zz9Y4zqCbA.

About Ambassador Andrew J. Young
Ambassador Young’s lifelong dedication to service is illustrated by his extensive leadership experience of more than 65 years, serving as a member of Congress, African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, and ordained minister, among other positions.

Immediately following the symposium, Young's Books will be available for purchase.

“The Many Lives of Andrew Young,” chronicles the life and legacy of an influential human rights activist, politician and icon.