Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young talked about the historical significance of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta to the African-American Civil Rights Movement, as it was the venue of some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s meetings in the 1960s. Ambassador Young also recognized the Ground Crew of the movement, the volunteers, and the workers who made it happen.
Christine King Farris, Dr. King’s sister, graced the event with many other prominent leaders in the African-American community.
Legendary basketball player Hank Aaron was also there with his wife, Billye Aaron, who was presented with the 2013 Crystal Customer Award by the Hyatt Regency Atlanta General Manager Joe Hindsley.
During the event, more than 50 Hyatt Regency Atlanta employees were also honored for their 30 years or more of service.
Take a look at the photos we took of the venue, elegant decor and guests, including that of Billye Aaron singing Happy Birthday to her husband who celebrated his birthday a few days before the event —