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College students learn about Albany Movement

February 28, 2003

Albany- About thirty University of Michigan students stop in Albany to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement.

Students listened to Albany Civil Rights activist Charles Sherrod as he talked about his involvement with the Albany Movement. The students are enrolled in a Civil Rights course at the University of Michigan.

During their spring break, they have visited several cities where the national movement had a major impact. One student says it's been a rewarding experience.

Student, Jennifer Nathan, says, "In our history classes, many times, Black history is left out. By coming to Albany, we're learning about people, like Charles Sherrod, who made a huge impact."

Some of the cities they have already visited include Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Montgomery, Alabama. When they leave Albany, they will go to Atlanta and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Posted at 5:50PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com