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Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal to give keynote address for the New Hampshire Humanities Council's Annual Dinner

May 3, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal will offer the keynote address at the New Hampshire Humanities Council's 23rd Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 18 at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

Andrew Young is a legend in the American Civil Rights movement and a statesman of worldwide renown. Young has served as mayor of Atlanta, a congressman, and United States ambassador to the United Nations. He also served as president of the National Council of Churches USA, and was a supporter and friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kabir Sehgal is Young's godson for whom he has served as a mentor for many years. Sehgal works at JP Morgan in New York. He studied at Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He is the author of Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology.

Together Young and Sehgal have co-authored Walk in My Shoes, a memoir that explores Young's thoughts and meditations on vital topics including race, civil rights, faith, and leadership. The foreword to Walk in My Shoes was written by President Bill Clinton.

Praise for Walk in My Shoes has come from many quarters. Past Annual Dinner speaker and best-selling author Walter Isaacson said, "Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal have woven together years of their candid and unvarnished conversations to create a wonderful combination of biography, memoir, and guide to life. This is an enlightening book that shows how great wisdom is passed down to new generations."

Tickets are now available for purchase for this event on the New Hampshire Humanities Council website. Last year's lecture featuring David Brooks sold out quickly, so be sure to reserve your tickets early!


Lead Sponsor for the 22nd Year, Public Service of New Hampshire; Reception Sponsor, TransCanada; and Program Sponsor, TD Bank.