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Freedom Walkers arrive in Albany

September 9, 2003

Albany- The group is moving step by step through Southwest Georgia this week, speaking out against mistreatment of prisoners and inadequate indigent defense.

Tuesday, they stopped at the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum to honor W.E.B DuBois. He wrote the classic book "The Souls of Black Folk," part of which describes his time in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Like Civil Rights activists, these Freedom walkers are marching to bring attention to what they say are big problems in our justice system.

"And I think that the Civil Rights Museum is extremely important in keeping that notion alive that ordinary people can petition their government for real change," said Marion Clein, a walker from Atlanta.

The Prison and Jail Project is sponsoring the 8th annual Freedom Walk. The 85-mile march will end Saturday with a rally in Blakely.

posted at 10:35 by brannon.stewart@walb.com