NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta events celebrate Andrew Young’s 90th birthday

‘Theme of peace and reconciliation’ at the heart of Young events

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Celebrating Andrew Young's 90th Birthday in Atlanta
A rally commemorating the 90th birthday of civil rights leader Andrew Young attracted hundreds to Centennial Olympic Park on Thursday. The former congressman, United Nations ambassador and Atlanta mayor described the event as “a quiet prayerful march for peace.” The walk was one of several events this week for Young’s birthday based on the theme of peace and reconciliation. On Wednesday, Young delivered a sermon in which he deplored the Ukraine invasion but expressed hope for a solution. An exhibit about Young’s life is now open at the Millennium Gate museum and a gala is scheduled for Saturday to raise funds for his foundation, which focuses on economic development and food security.