|Date: ||Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:00:34 -0400|
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|From: ||The Graduate School <grad-sch@UGA.EDU>|
|Subject: ||Ambassador Andrew Young to Speak on Tuesday Afternoon|
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Dear Graduate Students,
Ambassador Andrew Young, the civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador, will deliver the 10th Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture on April 6 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. I hope you be able to come and will encourage your friends to attend this very special event that is open to the community with no charge.
Ambassador Young first came to national prominence serving as a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. He played an integral role as a negotiator in civil rights protests across the South and an advocate for social change through non-violent resistance.
In 1972, Ambassador Young was elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia's 5th District. After serving four years in Congress, President Jimmy Carter appointed him to be the United State's ambassador to the United Nations. He is the first African-American to hold this position.
In the 1980s, Ambassador Young served two terms as Atlanta's mayor and co-chaired the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. As mayor, he concentrated on attracting jobs and business to the region while developing the local community.
In recent years, Ambassador Young has built upon on his humanitarian efforts around the world. He is the co-founder and chair of GoodWorks International, an organization that promotes international business in Africa and the Caribbean.
GoodWorks International consults foreign governments and U.S. policymakers on pursuing the best strategies for improving standard of living in Third World nations.
Following the lecture, a reception will be held in Terrell Hall. Mary Frances Early will be on hand to sign copies of the Graduate School Centennial book, which includes a profile of her experiences and accomplishments at UGA.
The annual lecture honors Mary Frances Early, the first African-American to earn a degree from UGA, and her continuing legacy at UGA. The lecture recognizes the progress that has been made in achieving Early's vision and focuses on the work remaining to be done.
I look forward to seeing you at the lecture tomorrow.
Dean Maureen Grasso
The Graduate School
The University of Georgia
320 E. Clayton Street, Suite 400
Athens, GA 30602-4401
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