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Slater King (1927-1969)

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Creator:Lawson, Mary Sterner
Title:Slater King (1927-1969)
Date:2004 Jan. 23

Encyclopedia article about Slater King, civil rights activist and real estate broker who focused his entrepreneurial skills on plans to help African Americans in Albany and Dougherty County achieve economic independence. King attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He worked for the Aetna Insurance Company and was influential in the development of the Albany Movement, a coalition of local African American organizations that united to protest injustice and segregation in the black community.

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Subjects:King, Slater, 1927-1969 | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | African American civic leaders--Georgia--Albany | African American businesspeople--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-01-23
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