@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Albany, Georgia residents Thomas Chatmon, Marion King, an unidentified voter, and Slater King participating in voter registration. The office worker, a white woman, stands behind the counter and seems to be protesting their registration.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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