Students from 60 Nations Visiting Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) - Students from more than 60 countries are gathering in Atlanta for a four-day conference to learn about the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

The students are part of the Fulbright program, an educational exchange sponsored by the U.S. Government crafted to bolster cultural understanding between Americans and others.

Visitors are set to speak with Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center Helen Kim Ho and Executive Vice President of the National Center for Civil and Human rights Deborah Richardson.

The students began their visit Jan. 31 and will stay until Feb. 3. Participants will visit the Martin Luther King Center and volunteer at the Hands on Atlanta Discovery Program - a volunteer-led tutoring program for city children.

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