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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January 19, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia Civil Right's heroes celebrated Martin Luther King Junior Holiday Monday, while looking ahead to the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Reverend Charles Sherrod spoke and sang to a group of community volunteers Monday morning. Sherrod was one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, who came to Albany in 1961 to organize civil rights activities.

Now nearly 50 years later Sherrod told young people that Dr. King would be very proud and happy the United States has come far enough racially to elect a black man President.

Civil Rights Movement Participant Reverend Charles Sherrod said  "The dream is coming true. The dream that all men will not be judged by his color but by the content of his character. That we can clap our hands about."

Sherrod told the young people that Dr. King was just a regular man, but also a great speaker who could rally people to his non-violent movement for equal rights.

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