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Church salutes Niagara Movement

Baconton-- St. James Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating black history past and present.

The church held its Black History program and focused on the Niagara Movement, an organization of black intellectuals started in 1905. It was headed by W.E.B. Dubois, and was a forerunner for the NAACP.

The church feels the movement is very important to current times. "We talked about freedom here in America and black people were not free," said Church Member Linda Oliver. "I think that's important and now we're just celebrating the 100th anniversary of that movement."

The church has been having Black History Month celebrations for more than twenty years.

posted by len.kiese@walb.com