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The Movement

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     November 17 is a date that should live on in the memory of Albany for eons.  It was that date, fifty years ago, that the Albany Movement was started.  In 1961, the organization formed with help from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  [...]

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Annual Spring Campaign Appeal From ACRI Executive Director Lee W. Formwalt

By   /  May 25, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

DR. FORMWALT HONOR'S DAY SPEAKER @ ASU

Tweet Dear friend of ACRI, 2011 is off to a great start and I thought I would update you on what’s been happening at ACRI since my appeal to you last fall.   Our membership and the number of visitors continue to increase.  Since December 2009, we have more than tripled our membership. The number of [...]

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Formwalt quitting amid controversy

By   /  May 23, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp   Lee Formwalt, the Albany Civil Rights Institute executive director since December 2009, is planning to cut his tenure far short of his three-year contract due in part to an internal conflict in the organization.

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Jim Crow historian to speak here

By   /  June 15, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal On June 24 the Albany Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) will hold its fifth Monthly Community Night with historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad speaking on how the ideas of blackness and criminality came to be conflated at the beginning of the Jim Crow era at the turn of the twentieth century.

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‘LAURIE’S LAMENT’

By   /  April 12, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet SPECIAL PHOTO The Albany Civil Rights Institute on Saturday will unveil a painting by Albany artist Derek Taylor titled “Laurie’s Lament” donated to the museum by Dr. Terry Kraus of Albany. The artwork signifies then-Albany Police Chief Laurie Pritchett’s role in the Albany civil rights movement. For information on the institute, visit www.albanycivilrightsinstitute.org or [...]

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