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Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young Speaks at Tri-University MLK Observance



Augusta University, Paine College and Augusta Technical Institute kicked off the week celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King with their annual tri-college Birthday Celebration.

Unlike years past, this year’s celebration was presented in a virtual format, which gave the program a more int...

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  1. I’ve never met Andrew Young, but our paths crossed in a memorable way at the inauguration of President George W. Bush in January 2001. At the time I was serving as mayor of the City of Augusta and had been a Bush Presidential Elector. Congressman Charlie Norwood’s office arranged for credentials for Gwen and I to attend the noon swearing in at the Capitol. At my request, the Congressman’s office sent our credentials down to the Washington Hilton where we were staying. Andrew Young must have been staying there, too, because when I approached the desk to retrieve my credentials, I was informed “Mayor Young” had already picked them up. Quickly recognizing the error, the hotel staff retrieved them, and Gwen and I made it to the inauguration. I assume Mayor Young also located his.

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