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William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Mosnier, Joseph
Creator:Anderson, William G., 1927-
Title:William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26
Date:2011 July 26
Description:

William Anderson recalls growing up in Americus, Georgia, serving in the navy during World War II, and his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy. He remembers opening his osteopath practice in Albany, Georgia, becoming a leader of the Albany Movement, and supporting protesters from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He discusses his several arrests with King and Abernathy, appearing on Meet the Press, the closing of all public facilities in Albany, and his later friendship with Sheriff Laurie Pritchett.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Sherrod, Charles, 1937- | African American veterans--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews | World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American | Osteopathic physicians--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Georgia | United States, Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit, 42.331427, -83.0457538
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0041/