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This hour-long, one-on-one interview program provided a wonderful look into the life and career of Ambassador Andrew Young. Taped live in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Saturday, June 17, 2006, this PBS-TV show was the eleventh in The HistoryMakers An Evening With... series. Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviewed former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. This was the third program taped in Atlanta, the first two being An Evening With Della Reese in 2004 and An Evening With Nikki Giovanni in 2005. 

Journalist Monica Kaufman served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Mark D. Goodman spoke on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the event's title sponsor. Business entrepreneur Herman J. Russell and Atlanta’s former first lady, Valerie Richardson Jackson, also spoke before the show began. 

Charlayne Hunter-Gault was introduced, and the program interwove live theatrical skits based on Andrew Young’s book, An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America, and his life. Hunter-Gault introduced Andrew Young, and they talked about Young’s childhood, college days, his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, his relationship with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his political and philanthropic career. It was an exciting and riveting night! 


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Hilton Hotels CorporationDelta AirlinesThe Atlanta-Journal ConstitutionUnited Parcel ServiceJackmont Hospitality, Inc.Coca-Cola Company


  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  • Cox Communications
  • DaimlerChrysler Corporation
  • Georgia Power
  • Herman Russell
  • South African Airways
  • Sprint
  • Turner Broadcasting


  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
  • Billye & Henry Aaron
  • Atlanta Daily World
  • Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine
  • BellSouth Corporation
  • Bussey Florist
  • Comcast
  • Cox Enterprises, Inc.
  • Howard University
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Perfect Image Printing
  • Synovus Corporation

Executive Producer

  • Julieanna Richardson



  • Vince Hutcherson


  • Charles Arthur Black
  • Jen Harper
  • Michele McCullough Hazard
  • Neal Rileard Hazard
  • Farida J. Kalala
  • Kamil Ari McFadden
  • Moses Carell McGruder
  • Brenda Porter
  • Eric Andrew Porter
  • DeMontrez De’nang Spears
  • Trent Sterling Thaxton

Honorary Chairs

  • Valerie Richardson Jackson
  • Paul & Sally Rosser


Event Chairs

  • Ingrid Saunders Jones
  • Charles & Courtney Loudermilk

Host Committee

  • Henry & Billye Aaron
  • Bishop John & Dr. Dolly Adams
  • Jesse & Azira Hill
  • Rev. Joseph & Evelyn Lowery
  • Carolyn Young
  • Dr. Walter Young

Benefit Committee

  • Lisa & Douglas Alston
  • Amalia Amaki
  • June Dobbs Butts
  • Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Cook
  • Dr. Willie Clemons
  • Dr. Angela Crowell
  • Thomas Dortch Jr.
  • John Grant
  • Dorothy & Moses Harden
  • Francine Henderson
  • Thomas Houck
  • Stephanie Hughley
  • Robert & Angela James
  • Diane King
  • W. Chuck Lewis
  • Carolyn & Paul Mauldawer
  • Carl Masters
  • Dr. Rogsbert Phillips
  • Anita Ponder
  • Norman & Peggy Ross
  • Herman Russell
  • Steve Smith
  • Felker Ward
  • Dr. Camille Davis Williams
  • Dr. Peyton Williams
  • Diane Wisner

Date and Time

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Georgia Public Broadcasting Studio C
260 14th Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
United States