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Civil Rights Institute to publish Albany Movement book

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Albany Civil Rights Institute will detail the events of the Albany movement in a book that could raise a lot of money for the institute.

Monday, organizers announced they successfully raised $25,000 to produce the book. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will be the title sponsor after raising $12,000 followed by MillerCoors and Heritage Bank of the South. Organizers are asking the public to help by bringing in their documents and memorabilia from the movement.

"We invite anyone who has photographs, documents or objects relating to the civil rights movement or to the Jim Crow era to bring them to our community day, we'll scam documents and photograph objects so people can than them back home with them," said Lee W. Formwalt, Albany Civil Rights Institute Exec. Director.

Those items can be brought out to the community night presentations, the last Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM. If organizers sell 5,000 copies of the book they can generate $80,000 in revenue for the Civil Rights Institute.


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