Andrew Young to speak at Jarvis graduation

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2015 11:50 - Written by Longview News-Journal

Diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young Jr. is set to deliver the spring commencement speech Saturday at Jarvis Christian College.

Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. in the E.W. Rand Center.

Young served alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference before entering politics.

Young served in Congress and was the first black ambassador to the United Nations, later becoming mayor of Atlanta.

Young was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981.