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Community night at the museum

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Lena Baker Story was featured at the Albany Civil Rights Institute's first Community night Thursday.

Baker was from Cuthbert and is the only black woman executed by the state of Georgia in the electric chair.

She was pardoned decades after her death.

The authors of a book about Baker spoke at the museum, and liked the new forum.

"It's always an interesting experience because the audience always brings up a comment or a question that makes us look at the story in a new way," Karan Pittman, Author.

"She had so many things against her and fought such a magnificent struggle," said Lela Bond Phillips, Author

There was a book signing after the presentation.

The free community nights will be held on the Thursday of the last full week of each month.

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