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Park to honor former commissioner

Mary Young-Cummings Mary Young-Cummings
Tommie Postell Tommie Postell
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany City Commissioners voted to honor one of Albany's first African American commissioners.  Mary Young-Cummings was one of the first African Americans to be elected to the Albany City Commission.
  Commissioner Jon Howard says that if wasn't for people like Mary Young-Cummings, he and others would not be serving on the city commission today.

  The park is located near Hollow Road where Mary Young-Cummings lived until the 1994 flood.  Commissioner Tommie Postell  who knew Cummings well says he is proud that the park was approved.

"I felt pretty good about it because the people who asked me to do that to get involved, I told them I was not in their ward but I'll work so they said I want you to spearhead it."

It was the Albany Civil Rights Movement group who asked Postell to help them in getting the park to honor Cummings. He says they will be happy to hear of the approval.

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