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Eyewitness to history speaks on MLK

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An Albany minister, who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior during civil rights movement, once again told young people about his legacy.

Reverend Charles Sherrod spoke to volunteers at the Flint River Habitat for Humanity build today.

In 1961, Sherrod came to Albany with the civil rights movement, and stayed.

He told the group that Dr. King believed in building and helping the poor. 

"It brings to memory for me all the times we spent knocking on doors, counseling people. Going to people who had been hurt because of the movement," said Rev. Charles Sherrod.

Reverend Sherrod said his main message to young people is that Dr. King was a real man who believed in the civil rights movement enough to give his life for it.

He hopes they will keep his message of love in their lives.

 

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