WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. William G. Anderson encouraging dedication in the civil rights struggle during a mass meeting held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962

WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. William G. Anderson encouraging dedication in the civil rights struggle during a mass meeting held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962

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Creator:WALB (Television station : Albany, Ga.)
Title:WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. William G. Anderson encouraging dedication in the civil rights struggle during a mass meeting held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962
Date:1962
Description:

In this WALB newsfilm clip from the summer of 1962, Dr. William G. Anderson, president of the Albany Movement, speaks at a mass meeting held at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia and responds to a rebuff from the Albany board of commissioners by asserting that the Albany Movement will try again to take their grievances to the council by declaring "sooner or later, I do believe we will be heard, and we will be given some just consideration." In order to increase pressure on the commission, who continued to refuse requests from the African American community for discussions, Anderson encourages the audience to keep praying, singing, meeting, picketing, sitting-in, waiting-in, praying-in, and kneeling-in. He says that, if necessary, the movement will lead marches again "to see to it that our civil rights come where--here and when--now." In response, the crowd repeats "here" and "now." The clip ends with the audience singing a variation of a local freedom song, "Ain't Gonna Let the City Commission Turn Me 'Round." Previous attempts on the part of Albany's African American community to work with the city commission had failed even before the organization of the Albany Movement in November 1961. After several weeks of marches and demonstrations, the commission eventually met with movement leaders in December, but later refused to acknowledge that any compromises or agreements had been reached. The commission reasserted its refusal to meet or work with local civil rights leaders during a resurgence of civil rights activity in the summer of 1962.

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 WSB News Film collection.

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Types:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:Anderson, William G., 1927- | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | African American physicians--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around (Song) | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Mass meetings--Georgia--Albany | Music | Negotiation--Georgia--Albany | Physicians--Georgia--Albany | Protest songs--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Singing--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.). Board of Commissioners | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Shiloh 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) | Anderson, William G., 1927-
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 16 sec.) : b&w, sd. ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WALB newsfilm collection.

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Cite as: WALB newsfilm clip of Dr. William G. Anderson encouraging dedication in the civil rights struggle in a mass meeting held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962, Albany Movement compilation, WALB News Film collection, Albany Movement Compilation Roll 4 [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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