Andrew Young earned his place in history long ago as a frontrunner in the civil rights movement, the first African American to be elected to Congress from Georgia since Reconstruction, an ambassador to the United Nations and one of Atlanta’s most beloved mayors.
Now he has a place in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
“The National Portrait Gallery has paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints and drawings of people who have influenced American history and culture, and we can’t tell that story without Andrew Young,” museum public affairs officer Bethany Bentley said. “This is someone we wanted in our collection for a long time.” To read more click here.
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