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Albany Native recalls personal experience with Dr. King

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The holiday isn't until next week, but South Georgians are already honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

Today people gathered for a service at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Chapel.

The guest speaker was author and Albany native Sandra Webb who talked about her personal connection with Dr. King.

She took part in a march during the Albany Civil Rights Movement and was jailed along with sixty other girls in 1962.

"I was around the time when Dr. King was on the battlefield and when I was in the jail in Camilla he came down to the jail, and brought supplies for us and prayed for us, and encouraged us and he became my hero and actually that's the reason I marched, because of Dr. King," says Sandra Webb.

Webb wrote a book detailing her experience called Beneath the Bars of Justice.

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