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Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by The Sacramento Observer

Civil rights activist Andrew Young shares thoughts and experiences at Guild Theatre

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Andrew Young, Jr., former ambassador, civil rights activist, and mayor of Atlanta, spoke to the members of Sacramento’s IndiviZible on March 25 in Oak Park. Young was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before Young went on stage early this week in front of members of Sacramento’s IndiviZible group at the Guild Theatre in Oak Park, he engaged in a discussion about the disturbing issues that have emerged in Ferguson, Mo., the Department of Justice report about the city’s police practices, and the killings of unarmed Black men.

Young lamented that these occurrences are disturbing, but in the same regard, the African American community needs to realize that “White supremacy is a sickness,” and having ill-will toward it can create more problems, he said. Black people need to control their behavior, too, he hastened to add.

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