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Rodolfo Gonzalez / associated press file

Civil rights leader and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said Wednesday he’s been concerned more about substance than symbols when it comes to Confederate memorials.

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His remarks come amid renewed debate over Confederate symbols after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

StoryCorps Atlanta

Today, another quick look back at our partnership with StoryCorps.

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It was 10 years ago this month that WABE partnered with StoryCorps Griot to record the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans here in Atlanta. Here is one of those conversations with Muriel Durley, who spoke with her husband, Gerald.

Andrew Young Says Both Trump, Lewis Made 'Mistakes'

Jan 18, 2017
Jim Burress / WABE

When President-elect Donald Trump blasted Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed supported Lewis.

But former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young sees it differently.

Young, also a former U.N. Ambassador, told  U.S.A. Today that Lewis made a "mistake" with his comments about the president-elect.

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young said Wednesday he's doing "fine" following a wreck on Monday. Young made the comments following an unrelated press conference
Jim Burress / WABE

The modern idea of Atlanta can be traced all the way back to Henry Grady. A new book, documentary, and archival project attempts to cover that history through the eyes of ambassador and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young.

Commentary: Marker Celebrates Atlanta's Olympic Legacy

Nov 16, 2016
Maria Saporta

The Georgia Historical Society unveiled a historic marker at Centennial Olympic Park on Nov. 1 to commemorate the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

The marker is between the Olympic Rings Fountain and Marietta Street across Andrew Young International Boulevard from the Metro Atlanta Chamber building.

The last sentence on the new historic marker sets the stage: “The 1996 Olympics promoted Atlanta's image as an international city, positioning it to play an important role in global commerce.”

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