Shiloh Baptist named to civil rights landmark list

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Albany is now recognized as a civil rights landmark.

The church unveiled a Civil Rights Historic Marker.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Historical Society held a dedication program Wednesday, September 17th at the church.

It's the first in a series of markers across the state to identify sites associated with the civil rights movement in Georgia.

"Because these stories of our past not only appeal to residents, but to tourists, people who want to get out and learn more about our state's history. Historical markers help them to do that," said Christy Crisp, Director of Programs.

Albany civil rights icon Reverend Charles Sherrod was the featured speaker at the dedication. Rutha Harris and the Albany Civil Rights Institute Freedom singers performed.

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