Emancipation Association Donates to Civil Rights Museum

There's some good news today for the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. The Emancipation Association presented the museum with a check for $1,000. The organization is a group of local ministers from various churches around Savannah. They collect donations from their congregations to support local charities.

"Our task is to keep alive the memory of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln January first 1863," said the association's Rev. James Taylor. "But also we are here to try to empower nonprofit organizations of our community in order that our people may continue to progress as a people."

The money will be put into the museum's general fund to help with operating expenses.

Reported by: Ron Wallace, rwallace@wtoc.com