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Former civil rights director has new book

Dr. Lee Formwalt, Author Dr. Lee Formwalt, Author

The former director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute returned to the museum tonight to read excerpts from his new book.     

Dr. Lee Formwalt's book "Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest Georgia freedom Struggle" tells the stories of African Americans' struggles in Southwest Georgia from slavery through the civil rights movement to today.  

"I want them to take away the story of courage and to be inspired by what these people did, so that they can make a difference in the world and change the world," said Dr. Lee Formwalt.

 Formwalt has been a historian for more than 30 years and used to teach at Albany State University. He expects the book will be published in the fall.  All proceeds from sales of the book will support the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

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