Columbus hosts 28th Annual Black History Observance Breakfast

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Monday was the 28th Annual Black History Observance Breakfast, and people throughout Columbus spent their morning paying tribute to individuals and institutions that work to better our country.

The highlight of the breakfast was the inspiring speech given by former U.N. Ambassador, mayor of Atlanta, and civil rights icon Andrew Young.

He explained that if the people of Columbus come together, it could make a huge impact on the community.

"If we work together there are no limits to what we can't do with this community, with state, and with the world in which we live," Young said.

Young has accomplished many things in his career, but one of his most impressive is confronting segregation with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and participating in the movement that transformed a nation through non-violence.

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