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Civil Rights leader Young to speak at Flagler commencement ceremony

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Andrew Young

Civil rights activist Andrew Young spoke at Flagler College on Sept. 19 as part of the “Ideas and Images” program.

 

April 28, 2014

Flagler College will hold its spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 3, for graduating seniors. Approximately 360 students will receive diplomas at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.



The commencement speaker will be Ambassador Andrew Young.

Young, a United States Ambassador to the United Nations, worked under the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and had been highly involved in civil rights protests in St. Augustine. He has also served as a Congressman from Georgia's 5th congressional district and Mayor of Atlanta.

Flagler's relationship with Ambassador Young began in 2010 when he selected Flagler College as the setting for the first presentation of his documentary film, “Crossing in St. Augustine.” Ambassador Young later donated the archival footage for the film to the College, establishing the Civil Rights Library of
 St. Augustine, an Internet-based multimedia archive documenting the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement.

The morning commencement ceremony can be watched live online at flagler.edu/departments/registrar/commencement.

The Flagler College Public Administration program will graduate 21 seniors in a second ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium.

 

 


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