Mildred Terry Memory Project preserves stories, memories

Mildred Terry Memory Project preserves stories, memories

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Call it a party with a purpose.

"Stories from the Library: The Mildred Terry Memory Project" kicked off Tuesday night in Columbus.

The three-month project is all about the preservation of stories and memories.

The Library will be preserving re-collections about the Library and School as well as life in Columbus and the surrounding area from the 1950's to the present.

"It's important to talk about these stories," said Bunky McClung Clark, a Columbus resident. "There were good times and not so good times growing up. But I love this library and this community. I live right down the street from here. So walking to this library was important, it was the world."

Known back in the day as the Terry Public Library, the facility was founded as a "colored only" library in 1953.

For years it and the nearby 5th Avenue School served as a community center for a significant portion of the Columbus population.

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