ASU hosts civil rights symposium at ACRI

ASU hosts civil rights symposium at ACRI

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Civil Rights Institute is the scene of a civil rights symposium led by Albany State University today.

Discussions and exhibits are scheduled with a look at the black journey from segregation to desegregation.

Dr. William G. Anderson, first president of the Albany Movement, began the morning with a presentation entitled, "The Albany Movement in Retrospect."

The RESONANCE readers theater group from Spelman College will celebrate Bernice Johnson Reagon, organizer of the "Sweet Honey In The Rock" a cappella ensemble, with a 1:15 p.m. musical production of "A Praise Poem for _____," written by Gloria Wade-Gayles.

Anthony Grooms, author of "Bombingham", will also lead a discussion on the fictional reflections of civil rights at 2:15 p.m.

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