MLK Day Walk set for Monday in Albany

MLK Day Walk in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Organizers are reminding community members about the Annual MLK Walk on Jan. 21, starting at noon.

The walk will start at the old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, currently the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

Albany community marching last year in the MLK Walk. (Source: WALB)
Albany community marching last year in the MLK Walk. (Source: WALB)
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Walk Coordinator Henry Mathis says speakers will talk about the historic nature that Dr. Martin Luther King faced while he was in Albany.

Mathis hopes everyone will come out and attend.

“It is very important for individuals to bring their kids, grand kids, great grand kids, and great great grand kids and come themselves. We want to invite the entire community," says Mathis.

Mathis says making sure young adults attend this event is important, to help them learn about Albany’s history.

Speakers will discuss exactly what King faced while he was marching.

One of those speakers will be Lorena Barnum Sabbs.

She says there’s nothing like honoring Doctor King in this way.

“What you hear or see in a movie theater does not impact you the way actually participating. We walked in these streets, we were jailed behind those bars. I happen to be old enough to have been personally involved. I think it is really important to make it real," says Sabbs.

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