Civil Rights Legacy

  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.

  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

Continued Coverage

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

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

Dougherty Co. elementary school hosts Black History Month program

Hubbard: Civil Rights Movement impacts Albany today

ASU students impact 1960s Albany Movement

Albany educator reflects on teaching during 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

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

  Moultrie celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

39th Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast hosts hundreds

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

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

  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.