Andrew Young Is Featured Speaker at MLK Day Celebration in McLean Today

Andrew Young Is Featured Speaker at MLK Day Celebration in McLean TodayIn observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, The Alden at the McLean Community Center is proud to present Ambassador Andrew Young: "A Continuing Legacy," at 8 p.m. today, Jan. 17. Young, whose efforts have served and shaped the country for more than 50 years, will share personal memories of Dr. King and his years in the Civil Rights movement. Tickets are $20, $10 for MCC district residents. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.

Before Andrew Young became a U.S. congressman, a United Nations Ambassador and the Mayor of Atlanta, he was a trailblazer. A friend and aide to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., Young bore witness to-and was at the frontlines of-many of the historic events that defined the 20th century in America. He confronted segregation with Dr. King and galvanized a movement that transformed a nation through non-violence. Young was a key strategist and negotiator during the Civil Rights campaigns in Birmingham and Selma that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Reflecting on his experiences, Young will inspire and challenge audience members to continue to push toward peace and justice throughout the world.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, "The Alden," is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

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