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September 21, 2007

Albany -- Wednesday night, three bus loads of students from Albany State University left for Jena, Louisiana to participate in one of the largest civil rights protests in recent years.

Around 5:00 Friday morning, those buses rolled back onto campus, just hours after ASU students marched with thousands in the small Louisiana town home to the Jena Six.

Student's said the protest was a surreal experience, one they believe will have an impact on civil rights for all Americans.

"It's not about what color you are. It's not about where you're from. It's about civil rights. Civil rights has not racial background, it has no geographic stipulations. It's about human rights. As humans we should be treated right, no matter who are or what color we are," SGA President Jazzmin Randall.

"I was very excited to see what seemed to be thousands and thousands of people there. It made me proud to be a member of this generation and to be an African-American, and to know that we had came together at this time," said ASU student Quenton Davis.

Official's say Thursday's protest, which included remarks from the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton, was peaceful.

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