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Civil Rights Museum has big plans

 April 3, 2007

Albany -- In May the Civil Rights Museum plans to break ground on a 12,000 square foot area adjacent to the current museum on Whitney Avenue. The Civil Rights Museum first opened it's doors in 1998.

The expansion will give visitors a more in-depth look into the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. "But it's not just going to do that. It's also going to allow visitors to go all the way from 1960 to today so they can see what effects the Albany movement had on not just Albany and Southwest Georgia but also the world," said Project Director Joy Bailey.  

The expansion is a $3.1 million project and will be done using SPLOST money. Museum leaders hope the changes will lead them to becoming a self-sustaining institution.



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