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Port City Bar Association hosts civil rights panel discussion

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

On Friday, the Port City Bar Association brought people together at Savannah State University to learn about the city's history and the role Savannahians played in the civil rights movement. The program included a panel discussion featuring many who were on the frontlines of the movement.

"What we are trying to do here is take a look back at the past and what we have been able to accomplish in the Savannah community and to say my beloved and use it to guide where we are going in the future," said Shalena Jones, Port City Bar Association vice president.

WTOC's Jonathan Burton served as the moderator for the panel discussion. 

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