Pioneer in women's rights and civil rights honored

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Friday was the 20th annual Women's History Month Luncheon at The Carter Center

A major part of the day's events was focused on honoring the life of Dr. Rita Jackson Samuels.

She's known as one of Georgia's most prolific women's rights and civil rights advocates. She passed away Tuesday just days before Friday's ceremony.

Dr. Samuels was the founder of the Georgia Coalition of Black Woman.

She also worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King and was the first African-American woman in Georgia's history to serve on the personal staff of a Georgia governor.

Dr. Samuels championed for black women to be included in women's history month.

One of the people who gave remarks Friday was former President Jimmy Carter's grandson.