Please note our abridged hours: The MJCCA will close on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm and remain closed on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Please see our holiday schedule.
31st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents
The Sharon V. Fagin Joy of Reading Program Given in Loving Memory by the Fagin/Danz Families
Ambassador Andrew Young and Ernie Suggs, The Many Lives of Andrew Young
Author Talk, Audience Q & A, Book Signing
This is an in-person event at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta. Masks are optional.
Books will also be available for purchase on the evening of the event from the official bookseller of the book festival, A Cappella Books.
From his childhood in New Orleans to Howard University as a boy of fifteen, from his work as a young pastor in Alabama to his leadership role in the SCLC, from serving as the first Black congressman from Georgia since Reconstruction to serving as the Ambassador to the United Nations, from two transformational terms as mayor of Atlanta to co-chairmanship of the 1996 Summer Olympics Games, from co-founding Good Works International to promoting human rights across the globe with the Andrew Young Foundation, The Many Lives of Andrew Young tells the inspiring, dramatic story of civil rights hero, congressman, ambassador, mayor, and American icon Andrew Young.
Featuring hundreds of full-color photographs that capture the extraordinary life and times of Andrew Young and a captivating narrative by acclaimed Atlanta Journal-Constitution race reporter Ernie Suggs, filled with personal accounts from Andrew Young himself, The Many Lives of Andrew Young is both a tribute to and an essential chronicle of the life of a man whose activism and service changed the face of America and whose work continues to reverberate around the world today.
Ernie Suggs has been an award-winning reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1997, currently covering race and culture. At the AJC, he is also the publisher of the paper's weekly, Black-oriented newsletter, Unapologetically ATL.
Please note: All sales are final. Please choose either print-at-home or e-tickets at checkout and bring either to the event for entry!