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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Long-silent audio and oral history exhibits at Albany's Civil Rights institute are again ready for visitors.

Visitors can now experience the sounds and voices of the civil rights movement as they tour the museum.

A 1950s jukebox with music and news reports of the day is working again.

You can also hear what the civil rights movement was like from people who lived through it.

"This is the kind of sources historians use to wright their history, what they produce are secondary sources, what they use to produce the secondary sources are primary sources ones created at the time of the event, or by interview of people who participated in those events," Lee W. Formwalt, ACRI Executive Director.

The Civil Rights Institute will host its first free monthly Community Night Thursday at 7:30.

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