Ambassador, Congressman, Mayor, humanitarian, ordained minister, international businessman, and sports enthusiast, Andrew Young has been serving and shaping our country for almost 50 years.
Advancing Global Economic Development
Ambassador Young focuses on the future of doing business domestically and on a global scale, with particular emphasis on opportunities in previously overlooked markets.
A Continuing Legacy
Reflecting on his experiences during the civil rights movement, Andrew Young inspires and challenges audiences to continue to push toward peace and justice throughout the world.
A Call To Serve
Andrew Young established The Andrew Young Foundation, which works to support and promote education, health, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. Visit his website for more information.
Advocate for Revitalizing Communities
Andrew Young is Co-Founding Principal and Chairman of GoodWorks International. In these capacities Ambassador Young carries out his life-long mission of energizing the private sector to advance economic development in Africa and the Caribbean. Ambassador Young facilitates the formation of successful business partnerships by putting corporate executives in contact with leaders emerging markets. He also offers strategic advice to corporations on doing business successfully in those markets, and advises several governments on sound policy-making.
Distinguished Political Activist
Ambassador Young's vision of advancing economic development with private sector involvement was honed during his comprehensive leadership positions in public service. He began his first of three terms as a U.S. Congressman in 1973. In 1977, under the appointment of President Carter, Ambassador Young represented our country on an international level as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. From 1982 to 1989, Ambassador Young served as the Mayor of Atlanta, fostering a time of great prosperity and playing an instrumental role in bringing the 1996 Summer Olympic Games to Atlanta. He currently serves on the Boards of several Fortune 500 companies and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to Chair the $100-million Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund. Ambassador Young serves on the National Security Council Advisory Board, and remains active in numerous charitable activities and organizations.
An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America
In his enthralling and important memoir, Andrew Young relates a behind-the-scenes account of some of the most important events of the second half of the 20th Century. He reveals his inner personal conflicts and triumphant moments shared by the movement's leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, as well as vivid portrayals of such historic figures as the Kennedy brothers, President Johnson, and J. Edgar Hoover.