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Albany Civil Rights Institute hosts Community Service Dinner

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Civil Rights Institute hosted its first Boyd Grant Community Service Dinner Friday night. The event is named after Reverend Horace Boyd and James Grant who pastored Shiloh and Mt. Zion Baptist Churches during the Albany Movement.

More than 450 people attended tonight's dinner which raised more than $20,000 to help improve the institute's museum, website and add staff. Officials were happy with the turn out.

"Citizens black and white, young and old, this is what the Civil Rights movement was about in the first place, so we are accomplishing our goal," said ACRI Director Frank Wilson. "I'm elated."

Jane Willson and Mt. Zion Baptist Church were given tonight's community service awards.

 

 

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