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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters at an outdoor press conference about violence the night before and the civil rights movement's nonviolent response in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25

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Creator:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters at an outdoor press conference about violence the night before and the civil rights movement's nonviolent response in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25
Date:1962 July 25
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holds an outdoor press conference in Albany, Georgia, on Wednesday, July 25, 1962, and responds to the previous night's violence. A crowd of African American onlookers, angry at the arrest of protesters, had thrown rocks and bottles at police officers. King states that while the movement's leaders teach nonviolence, the Albany City Commission's refusal to negotiate, its suppression of freedom, and the police's attempt to maintain segregation at any cost create an atmosphere conducive to violence. He relates that the city's hard-line stance may cause some African Americans to disregard civil rights leaders' call for nonviolence. King also asserts that some public leaders derived satisfaction from the fact that violence occurred and was started by blacks. Movement leaders declare a day of penance and a one-day moratorium on demonstrations in response to the violence July 24.

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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-TV Newsfilm Collection.

Types:News | Unedited footage | MovingImage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany--History--20th century | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Race relations | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Press conferences--Georgia--Albany | Nonviolence--Georgia--Albany | Police--Violence against--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.). Board of Commissioners | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741
Collection:WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Original Material:

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection

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Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters at an outdoor press conference about violence the night before and the civil rights movement's nonviolent response in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0770, 58:20/59:38, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Ga, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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