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Women's symposium held at ASU

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The special place of women in the history of south Georgia was celebrated Thursday at Albany State University.

ASU hosted a women's symposium.  When we stopped by Thursday afternoon, participants were learning about the Stolen Girls, a group of about three dozen girls from Americus who were arrested after a series of protest marches during the civil rights movement.

They were held for weeks in an abandoned "Civil War-era" stockade in Lee County.

Dr. Devona Mallory said, "I think it's important to bring some of these different issues to the forefront so we can deal with them and also learn about the culture and history of this rich region."

The symposium was organized by the ASU Gender studies committee.

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