Slater King and Irene Asbury Wright
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of civil rights workers Slater King and Irene Asbury Wright leading a group of protestors in Albany, Georgia. They walk side by side on a sidewalk, and a long line of demonstrators walk behind them. Wright, Dean of Students at Albany State College, resigned in protest on hearing that Albany State students had been expelled for participating in demonstrations.According to traditional accounts 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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