Andrew Young worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He later served as a Congressperson, as United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter, and as mayor of the Atlanta, Georgia.
Young accompanied King on the SCLC’s campaign in 1966 to address housing problems in Chicago. In this clip, Young relates an anecdote about Mayor Richard J. Daley’s efforts to accommodate King.
Video: Andrew Young, Mayor of Atlanta, interview excerpt, October 16, 2014
This clip and other clips and excerpts from oral history interviews about the interactions between Mayor Daley and Martin Luther King Jr. can be found in the Remembering Richard J. Daley online exhibit and in the Richard J. Daley Oral History Collection.