Local universities and colleges come to Albany Civil Rights Institute

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Civil Rights Institute is building better relations with area colleges. Leaders from 10 colleges and universities went to the museum for a tour, lunch, and a short meeting today.

Executive Director Frank Wilson says the museum is a big part of tourism in Albany, and he wants to keep that going.

"We want to make sure that we do our part in attracting people to our city, to do the different tours, to take part in our arts and cultural community, and at the same time have students be informed about the rich history here in southwest Georgia," said Wilson.

The Civil Rights museum will hold a free community night tomorrow night at 6:30 with Eric Leonard from the Andersonville Historic Site.

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