After falling ill over the weekend while in Tennessee, civil rights activist Andrew Young is being transferred to a hospital in Atlanta.


Young’s executive assistant, Patra Marsden, said in an email Wednesday that the 86-year-old Young was hospitalized Sunday. He was in Nashville at the time for the baccalaureate service at Fisk University.

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Marsden said Young would move to Emory University Hospital on Wednesday or Thursday. Young’s daughter, Andrea Young, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution her father “had a minor infection and ran a fever” and “is recovering well.”

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Young was a confidant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and went on to become a congressman, United Nations ambassador, Atlanta mayor and international businessman.

 

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-ATLANTA (AP)