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Leesburg Stockade Girls to be honored, make change in community

Leesburg Stockade Girls to be honored, make change in community./ Credit: Shirley Reese

The Leesburg Stockade Girls are being honored for their courage because they protested segregation, and it led them into inhumane and horrific situations.

The Leesburg Stockade Girls Honors Program will be on Saturday at the Lee County High School Ninth Grade Gym at 12 p.m.

In 1963, 15 girls protested a segregated movie theater in Americus.

They were arrested and taken to a Leesburg jail for at least two months. They were barely given food and water, and they stayed in unsanitary conditions without their parents knowing where they were.

Their untold story is now being told.

The event is free, and it's open to the public.

Read more about their story below:


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