ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students at South Georgia Regional Achievement Center dove into Black History Month with special civil rights speakers. Dr. Janie Rambeau was one of many guests who spoke about the past struggles of race equality, sharing personal stories that took place right here in Dougherty County.
"I don't think it's something you ever fully get over. I ought to feel pretty proud of myself, I did not break down, sometimes its really difficult to talk about the things I've went through without really feeling it," Dr. Rambeau said.
The Albany native's grandson, James Robinson III, also took to the podium expressing words of encouragement for the next generation to work hard toward goals.
Both feel by understanding the past, it will light an individual's path of success.
"It's part of who you are and your ancestry but don't let your history define you, let it just inspire you to look forward to the future"
Dr. Rambeau's actions over the last several decades for equal rights landed her several awards.