Political Rewind: Andrew Young reflects on his remarkable life and career
In celebration of Black History Month, we're re-airing our conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young in the spirit of self-reinvention. We hope that Young, a man who has been working on himself for his entire life, will inspire you.
This conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
Young has had a remarkable career as a preacher, civil rights leader, a congressman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and mayor of Atlanta. But who was he before all of these accomplishments? And how did he grow into the luminary he is today?
Young tells that story: how he went from being a Howard University graduate with a biology degree to a minister — and of course, one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s closest advisors.