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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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January 20, 2003
Dawson-- Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. spent many days here in Southwest Georgia during his civil rights movement. Those visits were captured forever on camera, and now the photographs travel to educate people. Monday, the stop was at a small church in Dawson.
Pictures bring back memories of how things used to be. "Even my kids don't really know the magnitude of where we were and were we are now, a lot of change to talk about," said Isiah Kelley of Albany.
Kelley brought his wife and two kids on a "Journey toward Freedom", a temporary civil rights exhibit at Raines Baptist Church in Dawson.
"I learned a lot from parents," said 11-year-old Isiah III. "I need to know what happened. All these people went through a lot of stuff, just for us to be free and vote."
The black and white photographs teach about the high and low triumphs of the civil rights movement, including Freedom Alley in downtown Albany. "They should'nt have gotten arrested," said the younger Kelley. "In the constitution people have people freedom of speech."
11-year-old Isiah thinks the world of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. "He is a man I need to admire, along with my dad. He did a lot of good things for people."
Pictures also captured boycotts in downtown Albany, Dr. King, Coretta Scott King, and Reverend Ralph Abernathy on the courthouse steps and a wounded black man walking into the colored entrance of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Exhibit visitors say we've come a long way, but we still have a ways to go. A Journey Toward Freedom is a traveling exhibit and raises money for restoration of the Albany Theatre.