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Andrew Young (2005)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-06-26

Duration: 00:07:26

Subjects: Civil Rights | YOUNG, ANDREW


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Jefferson, William Interviewee
  • Perkins, Huel Interviewee
  • Brinkley, Douglas Interviewee
  • Young, Andrew Speaker


This segment from the 2005 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and speech by Andrew Young accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Young, a native of New Orleans, was a civil rights activist and served as a Congressman from Georgia (1973-1977), the United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979) and Mayor of Atlanta (1982-1990). His profile includes interviews with: Congressman William Jefferson; Huel Perkins, executive assistant to the chancellor at LSU; and Douglas Brinkley, historian and author. Host: Jim Nickel