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Freedom Singers Perform at south Georgia Middle School

Rutha Harris, an original Freedom Singer. (Source: WALB) Rutha Harris, an original Freedom Singer. (Source: WALB)
Freedom Singers speak about life in the Civil Rights movement. (Source: WALB) Freedom Singers speak about life in the Civil Rights movement. (Source: WALB)
Students attending the Black History program. (Source: WALB) Students attending the Black History program. (Source: WALB)
Robert Cross student reading a poem for the program. (Source: WALB) Robert Cross student reading a poem for the program. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Members of a historic group sang at a southwest Georgia middle school Thursday morning. 

Hundreds of students from Robert Cross Middle School heard members of the freedom singers for the school's annual Black History Program.

The Freedom Singers sang songs from the civil rights movement and talked about life during that time.

Students were also given the chance to sing with them and read poems about Black History month.

The Freedom Singers hope the students who listened on Thursday will be inspired for the future.

"It is vitally important, because the songs of the civil rights movement were the glue to the civil rights movement. Personally, I believe that without the songs of the movement, there wouldn't have been a movement," said Rutha Harris, an original Freedom Singer. 

School leaders said that they are already excited for next year's program. 

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