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      Civil Rights pioneer celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

      Albany State University held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation Thursday Morning. / Courtney Highfield

      Albany State University held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation Thursday Morning.
      To kick off the day, they invited Mrs. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement and now journalist, to be the keynote speaker.
      Mrs. Hunter-Gault began her speech by talking about her experience in the Civil Rights era as she was one of the first black students to be admitted to the University of Georgia. Much of her time in school was spent being tormented and teased, but she was determined to make it through anyway. She said when she graduated she was determined to be as good of a journalist as anyone else in the field, despite the challenges she faced. She spent the next 50 years doing just that.
      At the end of the speech, Albany State students had a chance to ask Mrs.. Hunter-Gault questions about her life and career. Stay connected to mysouthwestga.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!
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