Museum employees, Board Members, local business owners, and Miller-Coors representatives were all present at a ceremony held April 5 at the Albany Civil Rights Institute where Miller-Coors of Albany donated $10,000 to the museum. “This is the largest corporate donation that Miller-Coors has made in Albany,” says Maurice York, Vice-President at Miller-Coors Albany, “We are proud to make a donation of this size to help promote education and history in our community.”
Amazed at the altruism of Miller-Coors, Frank Wilson, ACRI Director states, “This generous donation was sparked by a simple invitation to assist with the Boyd-Grant Dinner, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for us.” The Boyd-Grant dinner will be held on May 6 this year at the Albany Civic Center.
The event is named in honor of Rev. HC Boyd and Rev. E. James Grant who opened up the doors of their churches at a very crucial time in the Albany Civil Rights Movement. This dinner will feature an honoree whom has been instrumental in making a difference for civil rights in our community.
Tickets to the event are now on sale at the Albany Civil Rights Institute. For more information call 229-432-1698, or stop by the museum located at 326 W Whitney Ave, Albany, GA.