One of our nation’s hidden treasures is the Albany Civil Rights Institute located in Albany Georgia which is located 178 miles south of Atlanta.

Listed on the US CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL, and GEORGIA’S FOOTSTEPS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., TRAIL, The Albany Civil Rights Institute is also a BLUE STAR MUSEUM and as such offers free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

When you visit to the Albany Civil Rights Institute you will experience an interactive state of the art exhibits that tells a story of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

You will learn about the Albany Movement (1961-1962) and the people who influenced one of the most significant times in our country’s history. Travel from the days of slavery in Southwest Georgia to modern times and experience the impact Albany Georgia had in the nation’s Civil Rights movement.

Hear the powerful voices of the Freedom Singers as they perform freedom songs, spirituals and


****** The Freedom Singers perform live every 2ndSaturday from 1-3 in the restored Old Mount Zion Baptist Church.

The museum’s Executive Director, Brother W. Frank Wilson invites the brotherhood and especially chapters with mentoring programs because this history is little known and not found in schools

Contact Brother Wilson at 229-432-1698, visit the website, or e-mail