Passing the Torch

Civil Rights Legacy stories

  Albany farmer’s contributions to agriculture ‘rooted’ in history of African-American farmers

  'My heart has always been right here in Tifton’: Tifton City Councilman wants to help groom next generation of leaders

  Albany Civil Rights Institute highlights history of Civil Rights Movment in the Good Life City

  Original Freedom Singer passing on importance of song to next generation

  Marvin Laster continues to change Boys and Girls Club students’ lives

  'She settled for what she wanted to be, which was a black woman in the Olympics’: Alice Coachman Davis leaves legacy behind for young track and field athletes

Albany community leaders working to restore mental health in black men

  Thomasville bringing the history of ‘The Bottom’ back to life

'We suffered tremendously’: 1 of the ‘Leesburg Stockade Girls’ recalls experience

Tift Co. Commissioner: ‘Love’ only way to break racial barriers

  ‘Locking’ down a legacy: Lockette family rooted in determination, strong family values

  ‘It’s just become part of me’: Trimble sets example as MCLB’s top officer

  ‘It’s in the blood’: 5 generations of Sylvester farmers learn from each other

  Barnum Funeral Home continuing work set by founders for 5 generations

  African-American history in full bloom at Thomasville museum

Cairo museum holds grand opening for exhibit to celebrate Black History Month

  From expulsion to praise: ASU Alum reflects on Albany Movement

  Evelyn Toney: The first woman arrested during the Albany civil rights movement

  Former police chief’s billy club represents struggles of Albany civil rights movement

Civil Rights Legacy videos

WALB to air special on Albany’s civil rights history

To commemorate one of the city’s most important chapters, WALB will air an hour-long special on Albany’s civil rights movement.