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Civil Rights leaders prepare for march

Henry Mathis Henry Mathis
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Many people will honor the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior on Monday. Former Civil rights leaders plan to replicate the march that was a turning point in Albany's history that involved Doctor King. 

Henry Mathis walked the same historic steps as a child when Dr. King came down to lead a nonviolent march in Albany.

"I was only eight years old when I walked those trails," said Mathis. 

Mathis, students from Albany State, and members of the community will walk the same path on MLK Day.

"What we hope to do is to let them get a feel of what we endured during those turbulent 60's," said Mathis.

Mathis hopes that students will take from this experience and prepare themselves to become the next leaders. 

"They have to stay diligent to the struggle," said Mathis. "Not only for African Americans, but for humanity."

Everyone is invited to come out to the march on Monday. It will begin at Shiloh Baptist Church at 12 p.m.

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