December 16

December 16, 1976 – Andrew Young (United States Ambassador to the United Nations)

On December 16, 1976, Andrew Young was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.   Young was the first African American United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Rev. Andrew Young

Rev. Andrew Young is also a pastor, civil rights leader, former Georgia Congressman and Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. He was a close ally and Chief Lieutenant of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Rev. Young served as the Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and President of the National Council of Churches USA. Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on May 12, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana.