The annual Auburn University Martin Luther King scholarship breakfast in January will feature Martin Luther King Jr.’s former colleague Andrew Young, an awarded civil rights activist who frequently participates in different speaking engagements.
In 1972, Young was elected to Congress to represent Georgia. Since then, Young has been the United Nations Ambassador to the United States, as well as the
One of Young’s accomplishments is his organization the Andrew J. Young Foundation. His foundation serves to aid those who wish to pursue leadership, whether now or in the future.
Young was praised for his involvement in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and received the Olympic Order and France’s Legion
Other notable awards Young has received include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal.
The scholarship breakfast will be held to honor King and what he stood for. The breakfast is set for Jan. 15 at 7 a.m.
The breakfast is sponsored by The