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. (Observer Photo by Robert Maryland)

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