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.
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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