Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of civil rights movement leaders speaking to a mass meeting as well as other scenes typical of the Albany Movement in Albany, Georgia, 1962
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionIn this WSB newsfilm clip, silent scenes show examples of Albany Movement programs in 1962 including marches, direct actions, mass meetings, and press conferences; sound scenes include crowds at a mass meeting singing and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Albany attorney C. B. King, and Albany Movement president Dr. William G. Anderson. Other civil rights leaders in the clip are Ralph D. Abernathy, Charles Jones, and Andrew Young. During a night march, Albany police and state patrolmen surround demonstrators as they walk downtown. Albany police chief Laurie Pritchett speaks to the press from his office. C. B. King tells the crowd in Mt. Zion Baptist Church that movement leaders had submitted an appeal to the federal courts in which they complained about the mayor, city commission, and city manager, and asked that segregation be done away with in public facilities. Also in Mt. Zion, Anderson comments on the events of July 24, 1962, when chief federal appellate court judge Elbert P. Tuttle reversed the temporary restraining order against demonstration. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expresses his disappointment of the injunction blocking demonstrations issued by federal district judge J. Robert Elliott and his gratitude for the reversal of that injunction by Judge Tuttle. He calls the audience to present their bodies as a significant witness by continuing to move and work for freedom and the crowd sings "Everybody Wants Freedom."Title supplied by cataloger.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the...