LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - A group of women will be honored this weekend for their activism during the civil rights movement.
The Stolen Girls were a group of 15 children between 13 and 15-years-old who were arrested during a civil rights march in Americus.
The girls were jailed in Leesburg for 45 days, kept at the stockade there.
Dr. Carol Barner-Seay, one of the original "Stolen Girls" said it's an honor to be recognized this weekend.
"It's an honor for them to even think about it," said Barner-Seay.
The Leesburg Stockade Girls Honors Program is Saturday, March 10, at the Lee County High School Ninth Grade Campus.
The program starts at noon and is open to the public.