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ACRI's free gift to the community

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – South Georgians got a free chance to see and learn some of the history behind Albany's role in the civil rights movement.

The Albany Civil Rights Institute held a community open house on Saturday.

One of the big highlights was the Freedom Singers.

Dozens of people passed through the museum, one visitor told us she wanted to come out and learn what things were like during that era.

"It's nice to just come out and get a feel for it, and I always hear about Ms. Rutha Mae Harris singing, so we just came down to see the museum and hear everyone sing and fellowship and talk about the struggle they went through," Alicia Preston, ACRI Visitor.

People were also asked to bring photographs, documents, and objects related to the Civil Rights Movement or Jim Crow era for possible use in ACRI's new souvenir book or future exhibits.

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