Civil rights work led to public positions for South Georgia woman and her family

Muralean Cain-Edwards talks civil rights work

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Muralean Cain-Edwards’s story didn’t end at “Freedom Alley.”

Cain-Edwards told WALB that she went on to hold a seat on the Dougherty County commission.

That decision later influenced her children who also went on to hold leadership positions. Her son is currently a county commissioner and her daughter is on the board of education.

“During my time with Martin Luther King in Albany this was not even heard of and there are three of us who had the part of being, providing services in a political way of Albany, Georgia in the same life time," Cain-Edwards said.

Cain-Edwards is now retired.

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