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Albany Civil Rights Institute leader discusses plans

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The new director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute hopes to increase attendance at the museum.

W. Frank Wilson served as interim director since August.  Last week the board of directors promoted Wilson to full time executive director.

He says he's excited for the challenge. "I'm looking forward to using this position to galvanize the community, grow the civil rights institute and to expand what we do here in order to make it a tourist attraction and a major player as a part of the overall Albany community," said Wilson.

Wilson says he plans to reach out to surrounding counties to spread the word about the civil rights institute and to solicit artifacts and memorabilia that could help grow the exhibits at the institute.

A celebration is scheduled for February 27th.

 

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