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MLK celebration benefits Albany Civil Rights Institute

Seantavious Wimberly recites Dr. King's "I Have A Dream Speech" Seantavious Wimberly recites Dr. King's "I Have A Dream Speech"
Frank Wilson, Executive Director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute Frank Wilson, Executive Director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute
Judge Leslie Abrams, Federal Judge. Middle District Court of Georgia Judge Leslie Abrams, Federal Judge. Middle District Court of Georgia

Hundreds of people honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior at the annual King Day Celebration tonight in Albany.

The evening included entertainment and dinner. Seantavious Wimberly recited Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream Speech" and Federal Judge Leslie Abrams who was recently appointed to replace longtime Judge Louis Sands in Albany was the keynote speaker.

All of the proceeds from tonight's dinner go to the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

"Which allows us to keep our doors open, it allows us to keep our prices low and affordable for people who want to come into the tour,” said Frank Wilson, Executive Director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute. “It keeps us as a viable entity for Civil Rights tourism and economic development here in the city of Albany and Dougherty County."

Wilson hopes the museum will get about $15,000 from the celebration committee.

The Albany Civil Rights Institute is preparing for their combined choir concert featuring Dougherty County Public Schools, Deerfield Windsor and the Freedom Singers. The concert will be held February 23rd at Shiloh Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.

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