(L-R) Mark K. Updegrove and Andrew Young. [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson. #DIG13465-079]

(L-R) Mark K. Updegrove and Andrew Young. [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson. #DIG13465-079]

Tom Johnson Lecture: Andrew Young

Jan 31, 2013

Andrew Young served as the second annual Tom Johnson lecturer. The lecture was held in the LBJ Auditorium on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Andrew Young, civil rights pioneer and politician, shared his thoughts on race in America and the early strategies in the civil rights movement. Young gave insight into Dr. Martin Luther Kings humor,  sense of danger to himself, and how he achieved his goals. Ambassador Young was introduced by Shirley Franklin, former Atlanta Mayor and new Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. LBJ Library director Mark Updegrove moderated the conversation.

The Tom Johnson Lectureship was established in 2010 in recognition of and appreciation for Mr. Johnson's 30 years of distinguished service as Chairman of The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees.  Mr. Johnson served as Executive Assistant to President Johnson and, later, as president and then chairman of CNN.

Press coverage

Andrew Young to Speak in Austin [KUT News]

At UT, Andrew Young offers insight about King [Austin American Statesman]

Ambassador Andrew Young - A Moral Voice for Society's Ills [Yahoo.com]