WALB newsfilm clip of police chief Laurie Pritchett speaking about the arrest of kneel-in participants earlier in the day in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 27

WALB newsfilm clip of police chief Laurie Pritchett speaking about the arrest of kneel-in participants earlier in the day in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 27

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Creator:WALB (Television station : Albany, Ga.)
Title:WALB newsfilm clip of police chief Laurie Pritchett speaking about the arrest of kneel-in participants earlier in the day in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 27
Date:1962 July 27
Description:

In this WALB newsfilm clip from July 27, 1962, Albany, Georgia, police chief Laurie Pritchett speaks to reporters in a press conference held in his office about the arrest of city hall kneel-in participants earlier that day. Chief Pritchett recounts that demonstrators announced that they came to city hall to speak with city commissioners; since the commission was not scheduled to meet again until August 7, Pritchett agreed to speak to the group on the commission's behalf. Pritchett reports that the kneel-in participants refused his offer for discussion; they also declined to leave the sidewalk and began to pray, creating a "general disturbance" in the Albany uptown area. Police arrested the demonstrators after asking them to either come inside or leave the property four times. Pritchett asserts that he knew the time the group was scheduled to arrive, and views the demonstration as a "prearranged affair." Near the end of the clip, Albany mayor Asa D. Kelley is seen among the reporters. The kneel-in was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) as well as Dr. William G. Anderson and Slater King, president and vice president of the Albany Movement. Rev. Abernathy prayed for the city and its leaders, as well as the civil rights movement and its leaders before the police arrested the group. A second kneel-in at city hall, led by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) member Charles Jones, took place later that day and led to more arrests.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digital conversion and description of the WALB News Film collection.

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Types:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990--Imprisonment | Anderson, William G., 1927- --Imprisonment | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Imprisonment | Kelley, Asa D., 1922-1997 | Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000 | King, Slater, 1927-1969--Imprisonment | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | African American physicians--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Politics and government | Arrest--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Interviews--Georgia--Albany | Kneel-ins--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Prayer--Georgia--Albany | Press conferences--Georgia--Albany | Public worship--Georgia--Albany | Religion and politics--Georgia--Albany | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Mayors--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Albany (Ga.). Board of Commissioners | Albany City Hall (Albany, Ga.) | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection | Digital Library of Georgia | Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia) | Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection and the Digital Library of Georgia | 2007
Original Material:

1 clip (ca. 1 min.) : b&w, sd. ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WALB newsfilm collection.

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Cite as: WALB newsfilm clip of police chief Laurie Pritchett speaking about the arrest of kneel-in participants earlier in the day in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 27, Albany Movement compilation, WALB News Film collection, Albany Movement Compilation Roll 1 [Tape 1], Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Award Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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