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Community comes together at 150th Camilla Massacre commemoration

Community comes together at 150th Camilla Massacre commemoration
Community comes together at 150th Camilla Massacre commemoration
Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 16:36:00-04

CAMILLA, Ga. (WTXL) - Wednesday marked the 150th Year that several black people were killed and wounded while attempting to attend a Republican Party Rally at the Courthouse in Camilla. 

Community members gathered at the Camilla Train Depot for a commemoration of those who lost their live on this day 150 years ago.

Educators and authors with an in-depth knowledge on the massacre spoke and presented a memory wreath as the names of the fallen were read aloud. 

Among those wounded that day was Francis Flagg Putney, the founder of Phoebe Putney Hospital.

Folks through Camilla say that recognizing this day every year, showcases the progress the city continues to make everyday.