Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Albany Movement lawyers at the Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia and of a mass meeting protesting the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy in Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionIn this series of silent WSB newsfilm clips from July 1962, attorneys working for the Albany Movement are seen entering and exiting the United States Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia; the clips also show a daytime mass meeting at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany where Reverend Wyatt T. Walker, Dr. William G. Anderson, and Coretta Scott King speak; individuals protest the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy by wearing black armbands.In the clips, lawyers representing the Albany Movement are seen outside the federal courthouse in Atlanta, entering and leaving the building, reading a newspaper, and being interviewed on the street by reporters. They include C. B. King of Albany, one of three African American lawyers outside of Atlanta and principal lawyer for the Albany Movement; Donald Hollowell of Atlanta, prominent civil rights lawyer and frequent adviser to the Albany Movement; Horace T. Ward of Atlanta, attorney in Hollowell's law firm; Clarence B. Jones of New York, attorney and King's speech writer and adviser; and William Kunstler of New York, a lawyer for the Gandhi Society.On July 20, 1962, Albany city officials obtained a federal injunction from Federal District Judge J. Robert Elliott against King, Abernathy, and Albany Movement leaders barring mass demonstrations. In response, lawyers representing the Albany Movement obtained a hearing with chief appellate court judge Elbert P. Tuttle on July 24 in Atlanta. Tuttle dissolved the restraining order until the time that Elliott could hold a hearing.The clips also include a mass...