Civil Rights Legacy

  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

Continued Coverage

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

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

  'We want to wear and show some of our heritage’: African Attire Store and More marks over 30 years in business

  ‘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

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum is one of the best places in Thomasville to learn about South Georgia’s African-American history.

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

From the black-owned businesses in town to colored only signs, the exhibit shows all aspects of the area’s history.

  From expulsion to praise: ASU Alum reflects on Albany Movement

It’s been close to 60 years since a large group of then Albany State College students came together to demonstrate in the civil rights movement.

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

As a breast cancer survivor and civil rights soldier, Toney, is a key individual in the history of the civil rights movement, not just in Albany but the entire country.

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

  Church sanctuaries were meeting places during Albany Civil Rights Movement

  Emory Harris among first to help blacks register to vote in Southwest Georgia

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

  Sisters remember Freedom Alley protest

  Two recall living through the Albany Movement; MLK’s involvement in Albany

Albany mayor impacted by Civil Rights Movement

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said Rosa Parks was someone who inspired to become who she is today.

  ‘If it had not been for the music of the Civil Rights Movement, there would not have been a movement’

The soul and spirit of Southwest Georgia’s role in the Civil Rights Movement can best be encapsulated through song.

Woman arrested at 11-years-old during Albany Civil Rights Movement speaks out

Lenora Martin Hall still finds it hard to speak on the day she found herself out of her parents care and behind bars at 11-years-old after attending a mass meeting that would help turn the city of Albany around one day.

Dougherty Co. elementary school hosts Black History Month program

Yolonda Jordan, Sandra Russell Mansfield’s daughter who was the youngest Leesburg Stockade Girl, reflected back on her mother’s life before the event at the Dougherty County elementary school.

Hubbard: Civil Rights Movement impacts Albany today

Albany has transformed in the past 50 years and Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said you have to look backward in order to know where you’ve been and allow that to grow forward.

ASU students impact 1960s Albany Movement

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.

Albany educator reflects on teaching during Civil Rights Movement

After 35 years of working in the Dougherty County School System, Rubye Hampton reflects on teaching during the civil rights movement.

  56 years later: Stockade Girls continue telling their story

Although the 15 girls didn’t know it at the time, they would go down in history — known now as “The Leesburg Stockade Girls.”

  Albany business serves community for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, one Southwest Georgia business held an event to show its support to the community.

Rosa Parks Museum celebrates Civil Rights icon’s 106th birthday

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is celebrating the Civil Rights icon’s birthday!

  MLK Day of Service honored with free flu shots

As Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for service to communities, Phoebe, the Dougherty Department of Health, and the Medical College of Georgia teamed up to honor the Albany community with free flu shots.

  Sorority hosts clothing giveaway for MLK Day

One group of women is using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to give back to the community. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated hosted a clothing and food giveaway at the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.

  Dozens walk across Albany to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Dozens in Albany celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by participating in "The Walk".Literally following in the footsteps of the Civil Rights leaders before them.

  Moultrie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several people at the parade said it encourages them to remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

39th Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast hosts hundreds

More than 800 people gathered at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany...

  Emory Harris reflects on Civil Rights advocacy, work with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Emory Harris reflects on civil rights work, time with Dr. Martin Luther King.

  GA Southwestern State University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

One south Georgia university celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday.

  MLK remembered in Albany history

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. stretches across the nation, but he specifically left a piece here in the city of Albany.

Thomasville community helps to preserve historic site

After many years of vacancy, one historical site now has a new owner.

  Civil Rights Institute receives cultural grant

The Albany Civil Rights Institute was chosen to receive a grant aimed to support the advancement of cultural arts in the area.

  Albany Civil Rights Institute hosts Community Night

Behind the walls of the Albany Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) is a lot of history and on Thursday night, the focus was on a specific moment that impacted generations of South Georgians, the Camilla Massacre.

  Albany celebrates Black History Month with Juneteenth Festival

A group in Albany came together to celebrate African-American history Saturday.  Juneteenth is a festival celebration of the emancipation from slavery.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum honors native heroes

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum honors hundreds of Thomasville natives, like the first black doctor, pilot and principal.

Dougherty High puts on special Black History Month program

It was a special night at Dougherty High Wednesday evening as students put on a performance highlighting Black History Month.

Dance team puts on black history tribute

A South Georgia praise dance team took a large group of people on a history journey Sunday night through dance. Good Morning Praise held its 2nd annual Black History Praise Dance Tribute event to remember and celebrate African American history.

Black History program honors history maker

"I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend.

Albany teacher’s door decorations post goes viral

A Dougherty County elementary school teacher's class room door tribute to Black History Month has brought her some instant fame.

Albany Business League hosts Barbershop Talk for Black History Month

Albany and Dougherty County law enforcement joined forces with a nonprofit to chat about national issues facing the black community.

South GA business owner recognized for honoring black history

One of South Georgia's own will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to remember and honor African American history.