Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. (born March 12, 1932) is an American politician, diplomat, activist, and pastor from Georgia. He has served as a Congressman from Georgia’s 5th congressional district, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta. He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Since leaving political office on January 2, 1990, Young has founded or served in a large number of organizations founded on public policy, political lobbying and international relations, with a special focus on Africa.
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