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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Civil Rights Institute hopes donors will help replace a sign destroyed by a car early Easter morning.

They say the sign had great heritage but was turned into an eyesore.

The broken bricks from the Civil Rights Museum sign and car parts are still by the side of West Whitney Avenue. Police say about 3 AM Sunday morning, 21 year old Shantavius Stokes of Albany hit the sign with his Nissan Sentra. Stokes was not hurt.

Institute leaders say the sign was erected in 1998 when the museum opened. Now, they're counting on insurance and donations to replace it.

Institute Executive Director Joy Cross said "Yes, we will take donations if any viewers would like to help out with the Albany Civil Rights Institute. Because the institute is a very important part of Albany's history."

If you would like to donate to repair their sign, you can call the Albany Civil Rights Institute at 432-1698.

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