Andrew Young joined Georgia Public Broadcasting's Bill Nigut in their Midtown studios on March 5, 2020.
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Andrew Young joined Georgia Public Broadcasting's Bill Nigut in their Midtown studios on March 5, 2020.

Thursday on Political Rewind, we were joined by former mayor of Atlanta and long-time civil rights activist Andrew Young.

As a pastor in Georgia, Young became involved in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. He later served as a Georgia delegate to the House of Representatives, and then as ambassador to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter.

We covered a wide range of topics on today’s show, including his support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the role of private-public partnerships urban development. 

Panelists:

Heath Garrett — Republican Strategist

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Andrew Young — Civil Rights Activist, Former Atlanta Mayor and Ambassador to the U.N. for President Jimmy Carter