WTVM 2/18/13 Editorial: Honoring Andrew Young - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

WTVM 2/18/13 Editorial: Honoring Andrew Young

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Andrew Young is an American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia.

He has served as mayor of Atlanta, a congressman from the 5th district and United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

He served as president of the National Council of Churches, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Young has been a part of the American landscape for all of my life.

Young was in Columbus this week as the key note speaker at the Annual Black History Observance Breakfast.     

Congratulations and thanks to that group for allowing us to be in the presence of such a great American.

At that breakfast, our own state senator Ed Harbison was named this year's Leadership Legacy recipient. Congratulations to Senator Harbison for this honor and for all of his great contributions to our district.

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