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ASU holds fairness, justice and equality community forum

ASU educators hosted a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute. (Source:WALB) ASU educators hosted a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute. (Source:WALB)
The forum revisited the Moynihan report from 1965. (Source:WALB) The forum revisited the Moynihan report from 1965. (Source:WALB)
Visitors listening to presentations during the forum. (Source:WALB) Visitors listening to presentations during the forum. (Source:WALB)
Veronica Adams-Cooper, ASU Public Administration Department (Source:WALB) Veronica Adams-Cooper, ASU Public Administration Department (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany educators led a discussion on fairness, justice, and equality hoping it will help improve the community for all of us.

Albany State's Public Administration Department hosted the community forum at the Civil Rights Institute.
They looked back on the 1965 Moynihan Report on the Negro Family.
The report, which was never implemented by the Department of Labor focused on the social and economic distress of black families in America.

"We want the community to start thinking about a new national plan to address the social and economic distress for the African American population and then what would that mean for Albany, Georgia because we know that we do experience some distress in this community,” said Veronica Adams-Cooper, ASU Public Administration Department.

Organizers say it's also a good time to have this conversation because we're coming up on the 400th anniversary of the enslavement of blacks.

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