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Former AJC reporter shares new book at Albany Civil Rights Institute

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A former Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter talked about his new book Thursday night at the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

Jim Auchmutey wrote, "The Class of 65: a student, a divided town and the long road to forgiveness."

It's about a man who was ostracized and beaten because he supported integration of Americus High School.

The book tells how his former classmates asked for forgiveness nearly 40 years later.

"My story is almost equally about ugly things that happened in the deep South 50 years ago, but it's also about how these white children of segregation became people who wrote these letters and made this gesture. What happened in their minds? How did they broaden? How did they change,” said Jim Auchmutey,Author.

Auchmutey retired from the AJC after 30 years to write the book.

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