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December 16, 1976

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Andrew Young ~ named Ambassador and Chief US Delegate to the United Nations (Category : People)
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Andrew Young
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.

Comment posted by alvinc710 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:26 AM
This excerpt is nice; however why does it omit his title of Ambassador, and some things he did as an Ambassador?

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