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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Andrew Young Speaking in Carrollton This Weekend

Andrew Young will be speaking at
Central/St. Matthew UCC (1333 South Carollton Avenue)
Sunday, June 14 at 10am.

Ambassador Young is a native Orleanian and United Church of Christ minister whose formative childhood and teen years in church life were spent at Central United Church of Christ as part of a family of lifelong members. (Central and St. Matthew are worshipping together since Katrina flooded Central's building in Mid City.)

Dr. Young is a graduate of Gilbert Academy, a prep school which provided top rate education to African-Americans in the segregated first half of the 20th Century. The occasion of his speech is a reunion of Gilbert Academy alumni. Those interested in the background of this man who became a top associate of Dr. Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights movement and later a member of Congress, Mayor of Atlanta, and Ambassador to the United Nations---or those who just want to hear a fine speaker---may want to be there when he comes to Carrollton next Sunday.

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