WALB newsfilm clip of African Americans singing "Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom" and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the connections between civil rights and economic justice in Albany, Georgia, 1962

WALB newsfilm clip of African Americans singing "Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom" and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the connections between civil rights and economic justice in Albany, Georgia, 1962

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Creator:WALB (Television station : Albany, Ga.)
Title:WALB newsfilm clip of African Americans singing "Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom" and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the connections between civil rights and economic justice in Albany, Georgia, 1962
Date:1962
Description:

In this WALB newsfilm clip from 1962, a group of African Americans perform "Woke Up this Morning with My Mind on Freedom," and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks about the connection between civil rights and economic justice. The clip begins with a woman leading a group of African American students as they sing, "Woke Up this Morning with My Mind on Freedom." The group appears to be performing on a stage, standing in front of a curtain. Next, King addresses the connections between integration and financial freedom. King, who is standing at a podium in front of the same curtain, asks rhetorically "What does it profit a man to be able to go to the swankiest restaurant in Albany, Georgia, when he doesn't earn enough money to take his wife out to dine?" King continues by questioning the value of integrated lunch counters for those who cannot afford the food, and integrated lodging for those who cannot afford a vacation. In addition to his civil rights work, King was also concerned with economic justice for all Americans, and often spoke about the connections between racism and poverty. Efforts to establish economic justice influenced his work in the Memphis sanitation strike and the planned Poor People's March on Washington that took place after King's death in 1968.

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 | African American students--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Politics and government | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom (Song) | 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. 1 min.) : b&w, sd. ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WALB newsfilm collection.

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Cite as: WALB newsfilm clip of African Americans singing "Woke up this morning with my mind on freedom" and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking about the connections between civil rights and economic justice in Albany, Georgia, 1962, Albany Movement compilation, WALB News Film collection, Albany Movement Compilation Roll 6 [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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