John Paul Harris, 2008
Sculpture
Bronze
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Atlanta businessman and friend of Andrew Young, Charles Loudermilk funded the "Andrew Young Statue" as an homage to Young’s role in the civil rights movement and many successes as mayor of Atlanta. Though the statue is about one-and-a-half times larger than the 5-foot, 8-inch Young, he has an open and inviting pose that seems to welcome people to the city. Harris said he purposely was not put on a pedestal. “He’s a man of the people,” Harris explained. “If you want to be able to see this and relate to it, we needed him to be closer to the ground. That’s why he’s down there, so the people can be with him.” The statue commemorates the life and achievements of Young and his contributions to both the city of Atlanta and the nation.
Address
Andrew Young International Blvd NW and Carnegie Way NW
ATLANTA, GA 30303
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Sculpture
Bronze
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Atlanta businessman and friend of Andrew Young, Charles Loudermilk funded the "Andrew Young Statue" as an homage to Young’s role in the civil rights movement and many successes as mayor of Atlanta. Though the statue is about one-and-a-half times larger than the 5-foot, 8-inch Young, he has an open and inviting pose that seems to welcome people to the city.  Harris said he purposely was not put on a pedestal. “He’s a man of the people,” Harris explained. “If you want to be able to see this and relate to it, we needed him to be closer to the ground. That’s why he’s down there, so the people can be with him.” The statue commemorates the life and achievements of  Young and his contributions to both the city of Atlanta and the nation.
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