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Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young speaks to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at his first wife's namesake Friday as part of 2nd Annual Back to School with the History Makers program.
Andrew Young—mayor, minister, congressman, civil rights icon and U.N. ambassador—shared the secret to his success as a negotiator and peacemaker Friday with a impressionable group of middle schoolers in the heart of his own community, Cascade Heights. Recounting his 7th grade school year, Young, 79, said he was not the biggest boy on the block. In fact, the larger-than-life speaker told the group—gathered in an auditorium at his first wife's namesake, Jean Childs Young Middle School—that he "was short so, when there were fights, I knew I was one of the ones who might get beat up." To compensate, Young said, he learned how to keep the peace among friends and, eventually, nations. Young, the 2nd African-American mayor of Atlanta and one of …