My Interview with Civil Rights Icon Ambassador Andrew Young

What an honor and a delight to speak to Civil Rights Icon Ambassador Andrew Young and share this video interview with you. Ambassador Young was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s trusted friend and top strategist in the #CivilRightsMovement. He celebrated his 90th birthday on March 12th, 2022. (Happy Birthday Ambassador Andrew Young. Thank you for your example and lifetime of service to our country and the world.) 

My Interview with Civil Rights Icon Ambassador Andrew Young

Audio Version: My Interview with Civil Rights Icon Ambassador Andrew Young
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PROMO TRAILER for Ambassador Andrew Young’s new documentary For All the Saints below

A special TEMPORARY LINK to watch Ambassador Andrew Young’s new documentary For All the Saints in its entirety will release for $9.99 pay-per-view on Vimeo in the next few days for a very LIMITED TIME. 
I will post the Vimeo link to For All the Saints documentary in this post and make an announcement of it on my site as soon as it becomes available

“It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing.” — Andrew Young

For the modest fee required, this documentary offers an inspiring education and deeper understanding of #CivilRights history and how it relates to today, an opportunity to support this project as well as The Andrew Young Foundation’s work. What a wonderful opportunity for students and all citizens. 

“I don’t think about making money, I think about serving people.” said Ambassador Andrew Young. 

But as he then rightly noted, it often takes money to help people. *You can also look for additional opportunities to watch this documentary elsewhere in the future.

Humility and grace are often characteristics of genuine heroes. Ambassador Young is a person I hold great admiration and affection for. He has done amazing things for America and the world, and I value his input. I often think of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Billy Graham stood their ground, boldly proclaimed their beliefs, yet made and maintained good relationships, and captured the hearts and ears of multitudes who believed differently than themselves. When we seek to win hearts rather than arguments, we make much positive progress. I admire the way these men set their will to love people.  — “God, I want that gift.”

I believe it’s important we listen, talk, and build positive relationships with those we differ with on some things. And yes, even with the opposition sometimes. How do we know we’re right if we don’t have a full picture of all sides as much as possible? How can we win others if we can’t listen to them first and try to understand where they’re coming from? And if we have the truth and all we do is preach to the choir, we’re not gaining any ground. 

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18 NIV)

“God, help me, help us as a nation to be slow to speak, quick to hear, to exercise compassionate care in our communication and actions, to stand for #truth with boldness, humility, and love—to extend grace to others as Jesus does to us. Love God, love people, speak truth, uphold righteousness.”

“Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.” — Andrew Young

“We’re never going to automatically have things easy. 
We're going to always have to struggle to find a common ground, where if and when we are fair, everybody can live a good life according to the Constitution.” — Andrew Young

Common Ground, photo and poem by Rachael M. Colby (Thank you Violet and Naizaire. ❤ )
Any reconcilliation we've had in this country has come not out of confrontation, but out of a spirit of reconcilliation. If we continue to practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will eventually end up with a land of people who are blind and toothless. — Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Jacson Young’s Biography

Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9 NKJV)


Documentaries: Andrew Young Presents

Books: 25th Anniversary Edition - An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America, Hardcover, by Andrew Young 

Available for Preorder: The Many Lives of Andrew Young Hardcover

Just Like Jesse Owens Hardcover – Children’s Picture Book, August 2, 2022

Ambassador Andrew Young spoke at Chapel on the Hill in Oak Ridge, TN, in 1963 when my father-in-law and Dr. James Spicer co-ministered there. (This is where my book in progress is set.) Thrilled to share that part one in my series of articles, The Integration of Oakridge: A Unique Perspective featured in the Oak Ridger newspaper is a Selah Award finalist. You can read it HERE. 

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Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Well That Was Funny, and in the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website,—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

2 thoughts on “My Interview with Civil Rights Icon Ambassador Andrew Young”

  1. Victory is found in love and compassion for others, not in division and strife. Another stellar interview Ms. Rachael. Thank you ma’am. Although it’s admittedly difficult at times, we must remember to pray for our enemies.

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