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Civil Rights Institute collects King Day check

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Albany Civil Rights Institute gets a major infusion of cash to help carry on its mission.

Tuesday, members of the King Day committee presented Civil Rights Institute executive Director Lee Formwalt with a check for $28,000. Money raised during the King Day celebration at the Albany Civic Center in January.

Formwalt says the money will help to keep the story of the civil rights movement alive.

"If we're going to be able to tell the story the way it needs to be told, we need the support of the community to do that and this is a good start in that direction. We count on this as a major fundraiser for us and we are indeed fortunate and blessed to have that kind of community support."

One program that will benefit from this donation is the free monthly community nights held at the Civil Rights Institute.

 

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