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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will give its highest honor to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young.
Young will receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award for his dedication to civil and human rights causes around the world.
Throughout Young’s career he has served the public as a member of Congress, a UN Ambassador, mayor and with his work in Africa working alongside GoodWorks International.
Young also stood with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement, and he worked tirelessly for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
His award will be presented in November.
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