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The "Freedom Singers" perform at ACRI

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Rutha Harris, original Freedom Singer Rutha Harris, original Freedom Singer
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Several people from out of town got a chance to hear the instrumental voices during the Albany Civil Rights Movement.

"The Freedom Singers" performed at the Albany Civil Rights Institute on Saturday. The original group had four members and was created in Albany in 1962. Today the group has 8 members and was created by Rutha Harris in 1988. Their songs gave hope to those who fought for civil rights during the movement.

" We teach these songs now, so that the younger people will understand why and how they can do whatever they want to do and why they are here now,” said Rutha Harris, original Freedom Singer.

You can hear the freedom singers perform at the Albany Civil Rights Institute every second Saturday of the month.

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