Sherri Jackson speaks with civil rights leader Andrew Young

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BIRMINGHAM ,Ala. (WIAT) – Although America has come a long way since 1963, some say we have a long way to go.

One of the leaders in the national Civil Rights movement was in Birmingham Thursday to talk about those topics.

CBS42’s Sherri Jackson spoke with civil rights leader Andrew Young at UAB, at an event held as a part of the school’s partnership with Birmingham and the 50 Years Forward campaign.

Young was a familiar face in Alabama along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He was a strategist for the demonstrations, and he helped write key parts of the Civil Rights Act.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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