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Albany Municipal Auditorium centennial celebration

Crowd at the Albany Municipal auditorium (Source: WALB) Crowd at the Albany Municipal auditorium (Source: WALB)
Shirley and Charles Sherrod (Source: WALB) Shirley and Charles Sherrod (Source: WALB)
W. Frank Wilson (Source: WALB) W. Frank Wilson (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A big crowd packed the Albany Municipal Auditorium for part of its centennial celebration Thursday night.

The City the Albany Civil Rights Institute sponsored a screening of "Get in the Way."

The film chronicles the life and works of Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.

"He came to a point to realize there is some trouble worth getting in the way of," said ACRI executive director W. Frank Wilson. "When the issues around civil rights became the order for the day he got in the way, he got involved and the rest is history."

The city also honored former City Commissioner and local civil rights legend Charles Sherrod for his work leading the Albany Movement.

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