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The Revs. Charles Sherrod, left, and Henry Mathis spoke Monday at the Albany Civil Rights Institute on Whitney Avenue. The topic of their talk was the role of the church in the Albany civil rights movement beginning 50 years ago. The presentation was one of several during a weeklong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Albany Movement.

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Church played role in Movement

A half-century ago, civil rights groups were beginning to meet in Albany and the church was a stronghold for the movement.

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