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Albany Freedom Singers pass on age-old legacy

The Junior Freedom Singers made their debut The Junior Freedom Singers made their debut
The original Freedom Singers The original Freedom Singers
Mount Zion Baptist Church Mount Zion Baptist Church
Junior Freedom Singer Jay Rah Griffin Junior Freedom Singer Jay Rah Griffin
Freedom Singer Rutha Harris Freedom Singer Rutha Harris
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The next generation of Freedom Singers made their debut at the old Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany on Saturday, where the original group got their start.

Jay Rah Griffin says she's honored to be a Junior Freedom Singer.

Her grandmother and aunt both marched during the 1960s when Dr. Martin Luther King came to Albany. Some of the kids ended up learning more about the history of the original four Freedom Singers.

"They were arrested and she told me all the stories about how they eat nasty food," said Griffin. "How they had to stay with like 70 women in there." 

Due to a grant the group received, the Freedom Singers will now carry on their legacy.

Griffin is excited to keep the tradition going.

The group hopes to recruit more young people to join the Junior Freedom Singers.

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