ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students from Albany State University refused to stand by during the Civil Rights Movement and were very active in the protests that marched through Albany.
Several students from ASU, formerly known as Albany State College, were arrested and some even expelled after the Albany transit boycott.
Prominent students from those protests are now leaders in the community and throughout the country.
Veronica Adams-Cooper, a professor of public administration at ASU, said those students’ example is one that students today should be proud of.
“The role that they’ve played was historical then and its historical now, and we need them almost more than ever in this day and age,” Adams-Cooper said.
Adams-Cooper said she hopes students today will learn how that history is pivotal in their having that educational experience.