@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
WALB (Television station : Albany, Ga.)
DescriptionImage of demonstrators protesting the imprisonment of fellow protesters by Albany, Georgia police sheriff Laurie Pritchett during the Albany Movement, a collaborative effort by such civil rights groups as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to desegregate the city of Albany during 1961 and 1962. An African American woman stands at the front of a line of protesters holding signs. Her sign reads, "Oh, Pritchett, open them cells." The protestors march in the street. Four white men watch the protestors from the side of the street.