Ambassador Andrew Young honored by ERASE Racism

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew J. Young was honored last night for his life's work of fighting against racism.

Young received the Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Award from the Syosset-based organization ERASE Racism. Young worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and made his name as a civil rights leader during the 1960s.

Throughout his career, Young has also served as a congressman, mayor of Atlanta and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Organizers of the event say Young was an obvious choice for the award.

"My daddy used to say [racism] is a sickness and you don't get angry with sick people, but you have to figure out how to contain them and change them," Young says.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."