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Midmorning: Andrew Young and Rickie Lee Jones

Posted at 8:00 AM on February 22, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)

Andrew Young was part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s inner circle. At 9 a.m., he'll talk with Kerri Miller about black presidential candidates past and present and about his role in advancing civil rights, particularly in the South. Young served as ambassador to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter. He represented Atlanta in the U.S. Congress and was mayor of Atlanta. He served as an aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the civil rights movement until King's death in 1968.

Kerri's guest at 10 a.m. is the Duchess of Coolsville, Rickie Lee Jones. She has had over three decades of success performing jazz, pop and every genre in between. Jones is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Her latest album is called Sermon on Exposition Boulevard.

Comments (1)

Mr. Young why do you think there is still tension of accepting recent African Americans Immigrants into the African American Society these days?
There are times I heard "that they were not forced to come here etc."
Isn't this contradict what Dr. King and other civil right leaders were fighting about?
What is these divisions among blacks that we see how do you think it would have been handled by Dr. King?
Will these issues among people be an obstacle for Senator Obama not to get enough vote from African Americans?
Thank you.

Posted by Selam Alem | February 22, 2007 8:51 AM