LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - The Smithsonian Institution is honoring some south Georgia women for their role in the civil rights movement.
Dr. Shirley Green-Reese is one of the Stockade Girls.
They were thrown into the old Leesburg Stockade after a peaceful protest against segregation in Americus in 1963.
The girls were held for two months.
Green-Reese was recently notified by the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture that a photograph of the Stockade Girls is being included in a book about African American women.
The museum is also sharing the girls' story in their publications.