Cornerstone Schools recognize civil rights icon Andrew Young

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (Carolyn Kaster, Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DETROIT – Former mayor of Atlanta, ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young visited Detroit Friday to be recognized by Cornerstone Schools.

During the launch of the charter school district’s new Cornerstone Center for the Complete Life on Friday, officials honored Young and his work with a dedication.

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The Metro Detroit charter school district has attached Young’s name to their Adams-Young campus in Detroit.

Young, who served as the mayor of Atlanta from 1982 to 1990, was previously a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and an early leader in the civil rights movement alongside Martin Luther King Jr. He is considered one of the last living civil rights icons from his generation.

An historical event will take place at the Lincoln-King Adams-Young community on Friday. Ambassador Andrew Young, who...

Posted by Cornerstone Schools - Detroit on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The district also hosted Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian on Friday to recognize the company’s support, which has helped the district to launch the Cornerstone Center for the Complete Life.

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