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The Albany Civil Rights Institute commemorates three major events

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Civil Rights Institute commemorates three important events in the Civil Rights Movement Tuesday night.

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi and the 50th Anniversaries of the Selma to Montogomery March and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Kahlil Chism is an Education Specialist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.

Tuesday he spoke to Darton College students about how those events are still relevant today.

"It makes sense that there was a continuous thread from Emmett Till, and Dr. King talking about Emmett Till and Rosa Parks being arrested 100 days after Emmett Till and Rosa Parks thinking of Emmett Till and the Voting Rights Act of 1957 and the establishment of the Justice Department,” said Kahlil Chism.

The forum was part of the Civil Rights Institute's monthly Community Night sessions.

The next one will be April 23rd.

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