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One Book Project launches with mock trial

One Book Project launched Thursday night with a mock trial One Book Project launched Thursday night with a mock trial
Picking Cotton Picking Cotton
Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lauren Basford Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lauren Basford
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomas County's One Book Project kicked off Thursday night as participants took part in a mock trial to get a better look at our judicial system.

The One Book Project is a community literacy project that asks residents to read a particular book.

This year, folks will read Picking Cotton.

It's a true story written by a man who was imprisoned for 11 years after being falsely identified in a police lineup, and by the woman who chose him.

Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lauren Basford said, “This is just a way for us to show the public how the system can be manipulated and how these things can happen.”

Both authors of Picking Cotton will be coming to Thomasville later this month to talk to readers about their life-changing experience.

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