Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
January 20, 2003
Albany -- "Freedom!"A new generation of Freedom singers sang at Albany's Civil Rights Museum to honor Martin Luther King. He was jailed here 40 years ago as was Rutha Harris.
"I was trying to be free, things that should've been mine," Harris said.
Harris was an original member of the Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee who traveled around the country telling of their struggles.
"We took a trip on a greyhound bus," they sang.
Harris reorganized the group five years ago, to teach young people about Albany's history and their songs against Police Chief Pritchett.
"Music played a big part in the Civil Rights Movement, without it there wouldn't have been a movement," Harris said.
Erma Wilburn sung the songs too. She was too young to join the group then, but not too young to be put in jail.
"All along the march, it gave us strength and courage when bricks and bottles were being thrown at you, the strength to sing," Wilburn said.
The freedom singers closed their performance by joining in song and friendship with the audience, hand in hand, black and white.
Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream speech" was also recited at Monday's ceremony.