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Former speaker featured in documentary

LuLu Westbrooks-Griffin, a former civil rights activist who spoke in Geneva at “The Freedom Series,” in February 2003, was featured in a documentary about a group of young girls unjustly arrested for protesting against segregation in the South.

A story in the Thursday, July 26 edition of the Democrat & Chronicle mentioned “LuLu and the Girls of Americus, Georgia 1963,” which will be featured on WXXI Channel 21 at 8 p.m. today.

She was also featured in a special report, “Stolen Girls,” in the June issue of Essence magazine.

“The Freedom Series” was a three-part program designed to teach tolerance and sponsored by the Geneva Interfaith Council, the Geneva Human Rights Commission, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Westbrooks-Griffin now lives in Springwater, in Livingston County.