Albany Movement leaders
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of leaders of the Albany Movement. From left to right, attorney T. M. Jackson, chief counsel Donald Hollowell, Dr. William G. Anderson, and attorney C. B. King stand in front of the Albany, Georgia federal courthouse and post office. Hollowell and King each hold leather briefcases.The Albany Movement began in fall 1961 and ended in summer 1962. It was the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era to have as its goal the desegregation of an entire community, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African Americans in Albany and surrounding rural counties.
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