Plaque honoring late Atlanta councilman to be installed at park

September 13, 2013 Atlanta - Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. speaks during a news conference on developments around the Falcons Stadium at Atlanta City Hall on Friday, September 13, 2013. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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September 13, 2013 Atlanta - Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. speaks during a news conference on developments around the Falcons Stadium at Atlanta City Hall on Friday, September 13, 2013. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

A plaque honoring late Atlanta Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. will be installed at Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park, the City Council announced.

Young served four terms as a councilman before he died from cancer last November. He was 56.

Atlanta City Council approved legislation authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to install the commemorative plaque.

Councilman Antonio Brown, who presented the legislation at Monday's council meeting, filled Young's vacant seat in a runoff election in April.


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Months before his death, Young introduced legislation to name the northwest Atlanta park where his plaque will sit after Johnston, the 92-year-old woman who was killed by Atlanta police officers during an illegal drug raid nearly 13 years ago.

Construction on the park was completed in September.  The park sits in the English Avenue neighborhood, a few blocks from where Johnston was killed.


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Ivory Lee Young Jr., four-term city councilman from west Atlanta, longtime architect, ordained minister and family man, died Nov. 16, 2018, from cancer, according to sources in city hall.