Former United States Ambassador Andrew Young will speak at Shorter University in observance of Black History Month on Feb. 21.

Young, who also served as a United States congressman and mayor of Atlanta, is scheduled to deliver his lecture at 7 p.m. inside the university’s Winthrop-King Centre. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture. Young will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book, “Walk in My Shoes: Conversations Between a Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on the Journey Ahead.”

Copies of Young’s book can be purchased through the Shorter University bookstore, located on the university’s main campus, and on the night of the event inside the Winthrop-King Centre.

There is no charge for the public event; however, tickets are required for admission. Local community residents wishing to attend the event should contact the Shorter University Box Office by phone at 706-233-7288 or via email at A limited number of tickets have been allocated for the general public and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the box office beginning Feb. 1. All tickets must be picked up prior to noon on Friday, Feb. 18.

Shorter University’s regular Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Box Office will be closed on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 for Shorter’s winter break.