Athens, Ga. – Andrew Young, a former ambassador to the United Nations and Civil Rights leader, will deliver the 2010 Mary Frances Early Lecture on April 6 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. The tenth annual lecture honors Mary Frances Early, the first African-American to earn a degree from UGA, and her legacy at UGA.
Young first came to national prominence by serving as a top aide and ordained minister to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement. He played a key role as a negotiator in Civil Rights protests across the South.
In 1972, Young was elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia’s 5th District. After serving four years in Congress, President Jimmy Carter appointed Young as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations.
The annual lecture recognizes Mary Frances Early’s dedication towardmaking UGA an institution of higher learning for all people. The lecture strives to demonstrate the progress that has been made in achieving her vision and identifies the work that remains to be done.
Mary Frances Early began her graduate study in 1961 in support of the first African-American undergraduates who enrolled at UGA and graduated a year later with a master’s degree in music education.
For more information on the Mary Frances Early lecture or the Graduate School, see www.grad.uga.edu or contact Judy Milton at 706/425-2953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writer: Ben Benson, email@example.com Contact: Judy Milton, 706/425-2953, firstname.lastname@example.org Mar 23, 2010, 10:56