Leesburg Stockade Girls to be honored

Leesburg Stockade Girls to be honored
The Smithsonian is honoring the south Georgia Stockade girls. (Source: WALB)
The girls were held for nearly two months. (Source: WALB)
The girls were held for nearly two months. (Source: WALB)
Dr. Carol Barner-Seay (Source: WALB)
Dr. Carol Barner-Seay (Source: WALB)

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - A group of women will be honored this weekend for their activism during the civil rights movement.

The Stolen Girls were a group of 15 children between 13 and 15-years-old who were arrested during a civil rights march in Americus.

The girls were jailed in Leesburg for 45 days, kept at the stockade there.

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Dr. Carol Barner-Seay, one of the original "Stolen Girls" said it's an honor to be recognized this weekend.

"It's an honor for them to even think about it," said Barner-Seay.

The Leesburg Stockade Girls Honors Program is Saturday, March 10, at the Lee County High School Ninth Grade Campus.

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The program starts at noon and is open to the public.

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