Boys & Girls Club delivers gifts to Birmingham City Council

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1373413359&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4133943&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1373413359 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As the City of Birmingham commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights movement, it’s also remembering one of the men who played a pivotal role during that time.

On Tuesday, the president of the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club presented copies of Green Power: The Successful Way of Dr. A.G. Gaston to the Birmingham City Council.

The grandson of a slave, Gaston went on to become one of the most successful African-American businessmen in Alabama.

He published his autobiography in 1968.

Forty-five years later, the book is still being used in many classrooms.

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