Sixty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his resounding call for racial harmony that set off decades of push and pull toward progress. On Saturday, as civil rights leaders and their allies mark 60 years since the original March on Washington, they hope to recapture the spark that forever changed America.
People at the epicenter of the fight for voting rights six decades ago are reflecting on the times and their struggles. They're certain their struggles were worth it.
Andrew Young, one of the last surviving members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle, recalls the journey to the signing of the Voting Rights Act as an arduous one, often marked by violence and bloodshed. Now 91, Young says voting rights have always been the vehicle for equality and notes that progress has never happened in a straight line.
Jimmy Carter's grandson says the former president remains in good spirits three months after entering end-of-life care at home. Jason Carter says his grandfather follows public discussion of his legacy and even enjoys regular servings of ice cream.
Atlanta has a new monument and garden celebrating and honoring the legacy of civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. The Coretta Scott King Peace and Meditation Garden and monument were dedicated on Thursday, which would have been her 96th birthday.
On International Women's Day, Atlanta's own trailblazer — by way of Muskogee, Oklahoma — Xernona Clayton was celebrated with a bronze statue in the heart of the city. She says she asked sculptor Ed Dwight to make her look like a combination of Halle Berry, Lena Horne and Coretta Scott King. Her verdict? "Fabulous!"
A new scholarship program for students at historically black colleges and universities bears the name of former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young.
Civil rights icon and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young turns 90 on Saturday. He’s celebrating with four days of events. On Thursday, hundreds gathered for a peace walk through downtown Atlanta.
Monday on Political Rewind: In celebration of Black History Month, we're re-airing our conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young.
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...
Andrew Young, the civil rights-era leader, former mayor of Atlanta and President Jimmy Carter’s ambassador to the United Nations, endorsed Democratic...
GPB-TV has a new documentary about civil rights leader and former ambassador Andrew Young.
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On this special edition of Political Rewind, Bill Nigut talks with Ambassador Andrew Young, as they commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the...
With New Year's right around the corner, we're re-airing our conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young in the spirit of self-reinvention. We hope that...