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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:25am

Tubman Founder Remembers "I Have A Dream"

Updated: 1 year ago.
Mr. Richard Kiel in the GPB Macon studios. (photo: J.Bennett)

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has many Georgians remembering the struggle of the civil rights movement.

Richard Kiel attended the event in 1963 when he was studying for the priesthood. He went on to found the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon. Kiel says he was motivated by what he calls acts of terrorism. "We would think of it even today….little girls bombed out in Birmingham….that’s terrorism."

Kiel opened the museum in 1985. He says the goal is to remind people of the integrity and strength of the African American experience.

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