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Committee works to mark church as historical site

SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

New Corinth Baptist Church is well known as one of the places where South Georgia Civil Rights groups met, and a committee in Sumter County is hoping to make the church a historical site.

Its also where several people who marched in the civil rights movement are buried.

Right now they're working to clean up the grave site of Rosale Ingram, an early Civil Rights figure.

“We will always honor New Corinth as Mrs. Ingram's home church and as a home to the movement,” says Virginia Shadron.

The church is one of several areas the volunteers are hoping to mark as a historical site.

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