Andrew Jackson Young, born in 1932, was the first Black member of the
House of Representatives from Georgia since 1870. A leader in the
civil rights movement of the 1960s, and close associate of Rev
Martin Luther King Jr. He became the first Black American to lead the
American delegation to the United Nations in 1977.
He would later serve two terms as mayor of Atlanta, Ga and prove
instrumental in bringing the 1996 Olympics there.