Watch: Civil rights icon Andrew Young speaks with Local 4

Cornerstone Schools recognizes Andrew Young

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

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

Young worked closely alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to draft civil rights and voting rights legislation. Local 4′s Kimberly Gill sat down with Young to talk about how much has changed -- and what has stayed the same in the last 50+ years.

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

Watch the interview in the video player above.


About the Authors:

You can watch Kimberly Gill weekdays anchoring Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and streaming live at 10 p.m. on Local 4+. She's an award-winning journalist who finally called Detroit home in 2014. Kim has won Regional Emmy Awards, and was part of the team that won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in 2022.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.