Saturday, July 14, 2012

Albany GA Civil Rights Museum Freedom Singers

Old Mt. Zion Church is where, in 1962, the Albany Movement marchers would step off to begin voter registration efforts. Only 28 African-Americans were registered among the twelve counties of SW Georgia.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month the Freedom Singers, led by its original leader Rutha Harris, tells stories & sing history for anyone who shows up.

I'm happy to be in Albany today and for the opportunity to here the Freedom Singers again, 50 years on still telling the Civil Right Movement.

What is the rhythm that carries our movements today? Who will carry our social change traditions for the next 50 years?

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