Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. is an American civil rights activist, former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and was the United States’ first African American ambassador to the United Nations.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Young the Ambassador to the UN. In 1981, Young was elected mayor of Atlanta, succeeding Maynard Jackson. He was re-elected in 1985. As mayor, Young brought the city to national prominence by encouraging international investment, which in turn improved the Atlanta economy after it was hit hard by recession.
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