Atlanta pays respects to activist, community leader Michael Langford this week

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(Photo/Twitter) The Atlanta community is honoring Michael Langford with a series of events celebrating his life and legacy following his passing. An activist, community leader, and visionary, he was the United Youth Adult Conference president and served on the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce and the Anti-Violence Advisory Council.Michael Langford died Nov. 16, 2021, of sarcoidosis at Emory Midtown Hospital. He was 63.The Atlanta City Council issued the following statement after the passing of Atlanta resident and United Youth Adult Conference President Michael Langford:“Michael Langford was a pillar in the community. As president of the United Youth Adult Conference, he inspired countless others and was a vocal advocate for equity and inclusion. His service on the City of Atlanta’s Anti-Violence Advisory Council helped to increase awareness and engagement and empowered our community to improve the lives of children and families. As part of the Atlanta Child Murders investigation, he led search missions for the missing children and most recently served on the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce. He leaves an enduring legacy in Atlanta and will be remembered as a leader and a man of upright character. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we mourn his loss.”Atlanta...