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Andrew Young visits Albany

May 5, 2007

Albany - - Saturday's graduates and their supporters were treated to an address from Ambassador Andrew Young.

The former Mayor of Atlanta was influential in the Civil Rights Movement, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

He spoke to the graduates about becoming concerned about the environment and giving back to those less fortunate.

Today, Young works to spread economic development to the Caribbean and Africa.  

"We are a part of a global economy and if that global economy doesn't grow, we wont grow. One of the way were going to generate jobs is by making the things that Africa needs. When Africa starts building roads, we'll start building trucks again," Young said.

ASU started a tradition Saturday by naming Young the first recipient of the University's new International Citizen of the Year Award.