Andrew Young remembers the civil rights movement

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    Andrew Young, who’s served as a U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King during the civil rights era.

    Andrew was Martin’s main negotiator and a key strategic aide. A wealth of information, Andrew spoke to Sister 2 Sister about the struggle to secure those civil rights that so many of us take for granted.

    Get a peek below as Andrew talks about what citizens can do to help today’s incarcerated youth. Pick up the February 2013 issue for more.

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    Jamie: So many of our men are in jail. How can we move forward?
    Andrew: I tell you what: We have allowed our children to be proud of going to jail. Now, that was not what we meant when we were going to jail, but it’s their rebellion against authority. Our rebellion against authority was within the law, and it was nonviolent and it was done under the supervision of lawyers, and it was done for social change, and it worked.

    Jamie: Right.
    Andrew: But going to jail just to prove you… I don’t know what they’re trying to probe, but again, they have to grow up and they have to be given the freedom to grow up. And we have to give them a second chance and a third chance.

    Get more from Andrew in the February 2013 issue of Sister 2 Sister.

     

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