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November 9, 2006

Albany -- A pioneering civil rights leader, politician, and diplomat will help south Georgians celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. Today the chairmen of Albany's annual King Day Celebration announced that Andrew Young will be the keynote speaker.

"Ambassador Youn is former ambassador to the United Nations, former mayor of Atlanta, former Congressman, and reverend, and he encompasses many things that will highlight what we're here to celebrate," said Ken Hodges.

Money from the event benefits The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum, the King Center in Atlanta, and an organization that helps children.

Young is currently president of the National Council of Churches and Chairman of an Atlanta group that helps corporations and governments prosper globally.

Tickets to the event January 15th at the Civic Center are on sale now for $15 a meal or $350 for an 8-seat table.

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