The Legacy of Arthur Langford Jr.
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Arthur Langford, Jr. a native of Atlanta and devout minister and community servant, he dedicated himself to improving the quality of life for all people through any moral means necessary. While a student at Morris Brown College, Arthur reacted tot he death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by immortalizing him in a play. "The Life of a King." This play has been performed more than six hundred times nationwide.
In 1972, at the age of 23, Arthur was elected to the Atlanta City Council where he served as the youngest member. During his eight years on the Council, he championed major legislation on behalf of young people and senior citizens.
In 1980, Arthur and U.Y.A.C. organized weekly Saturday searches for Atlanta's Missing and Murdered Children. He continued his work with this organization in the 90's by leading searches for missing children and adults and by canvassing Atlanta's neighborhoods for information about crimes. Arthur served as Pastor of Rush Congregational United Methodist Church from 1983 to 1988 and later served as Associate Minister of West Hunter Street Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Ralph David Abernathy.
Arthur served ten years in the Georgia State Senate representing the 35th Senatorial District. During this tenure in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Fulton County Delegation and was named Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman of the Black Caucus, and Chairman of the Senate Corrections Committee. During his brief forty-four years here on earth, Arthur always tried to give more to society then he would take, and in all of life's challenges, he never stopped believing that the "Lord will make a way somehow."
In memory of his works in the community, Governor Zell Miller and the Georgia Genral Assembly honored Arthur Langford, Jr. by renaming Hwy 166 in Southwest Atlanta to Arthur Langford< jr. Memorial Parkway.
Michael Langford, a dedicated father, became President of the United Youth-Adult Conference (U.Y.A.C.) in 1994 after the death of the founder Arthur Langford, Jr. Michael became active in community service at the young age of 14 as Youth Coordinator for U.Y.A.C.
Michael was the Director of the Mayor's Office of Community Affairs under the leadership of Mayor William Campbell form 1992-2001. He implemented a number of community initiatives including the City of Atlanta's Youth Ambassadors Program during the 1996 Olympic Games. As a result of U.Y.A..'s effort, Mayor Campbell and the City of Atlanta implemented Operation Take Back as a major initiative of their neighborhood crime fighting efforts.
In addition to President of U.Y.A.C., Michael is also Regional Vice President of WestCare Georgia, Inc. which is a human service agency.
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