THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - As part of Black History month, South Georgia residents honor Thomasville civil rights leaders Curtis Thomas.
Jack Hadley's Black History Museum members paid homage to Thomas last night.
Thomas served as president of Thomasville's NAACP chapter and was part of the bi-racial committee that helped integrate schools in the city about 50-years ago.
"He was just the type of person that we thought needed to be recognized because of the fact that he was responsible for a lot of people getting where they are today," said Jack Hadley, owner of Black History Museum." "He was responsible for blacks and whites being able to share their dreams with each other."
Curtis Thomas also led a civil rights march in Thomasville during the 60's to honor Martin Luther King Junior.
Thomas passed away at the age of 68 in 2001.