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Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young Remembers His Days in the Movement

Young talks with Terry Gross about his new book "An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America." He served as Executive Director of Southern Christian Leadership Conference where he worked with Martin Luther King Jr. In 1972, he was elected to Congress. In 1977, President Carter named Young as Ambassador to the United Nations. He also served two terms as the Mayor of Atlanta.


Other segments from the episode on October 10, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 10, 1996: Interview with Johnnie Cochran; Interview with Andrew Young.


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