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August 26, 2013

Local resident reflects on Civil Rights Movement

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Has there been much progression in Baldwin County since the civil rights movement? Through Wilson's eyes yes there has, but not enough.

"When me and my husband moved back to Milledgeville in 1993 we both were amazed at the few numbers of black people in the community that weren't part of the town's businesses," she said. "In a county where half the population is black, I should be able to walk into any business and find at least one black person in a managerial position."

In order for things to continue to change, Wilson suggests that it starts with the youth of our community.

"Many of our young educated African-American people move on and make a difference elsewhere. If they would choose to stay in Baldwin County they can make a big difference right here in their own community and set an example for others to follow."

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