WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraging an audience in their pursuit of civil rights in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July

WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraging an audience in their pursuit of civil rights in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July

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Creator:WALB (Television station : Albany, Ga.)
Title:WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraging an audience in their pursuit of civil rights in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July
Date:1962 July
Description:

In this WALB newsfilm clip from July, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to a full house at a mass meeting held at Mt. Zion Baptist church in Albany, Georgia; he motivates the audience and encourages their pursuit of civil rights. King says "Let us stick together. Let us stay together. When these mass meetings are called, let us be present. And when something else is called, let us be ready. And if necessary, we must be willing to fill up the jails all over the state of Georgia." The audience responds to King's words with applause. King came to Albany at the request of the Albany Movement to lend support to local civil rights efforts. One strategy employed during the civil rights movement was to overwhelm local officials by filling prisons with demonstrators from mass protests. In response, Albany police chief Laurie Pritchett arranged for the housing of protesters in jails in the surrounding Georgia counties.

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:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000 | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Imprisonment--Georgia--Albany | Mass meetings--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Arrest--Georgia--Albany | Jails--Georgia--Albany | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Mt. Zion First Baptist Church (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) | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
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. 34 sec.) : b&w, sd. ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WALB newsfilm collection.

Rights and Usage:

Cite as: WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraging an audience in their pursuit of civil rights in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July, Albany Movement compilation, WALB News Film collection, Albany Movement Compilation Roll 3 [Tape 2], 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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