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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of students blocked from integrating Albany Carnegie Library and a park in Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 13

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of students blocked from integrating Albany Carnegie Library and a park in Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 13
Date:1962 Aug. 13
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip, groups of unidentified Albany police officers led by Albany police chief Laurie Pritchett block access to the park and watch as unidentified African American students try the locked doors of the Albany Carnegie Library on Monday, August 13, 1962. A white student and a black student attempt to play tennis at an Albany park, possibly Tift Park, and are turned away by the police. A group of male and female students try to enter the library but find the doors locked. Another group of young men try two doors they also find locked. After interpreting comments made by Recorders' Court Judge A. N. Durden, Sr. to mean the city would no longer enforce segregation statutes, Charles Jones and members of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) arranged tests of city facilities to see if the city had stopped enforcing segregation. Mayor Asa D. Kelley, Jr. announces that the comments made by Judge Durden did not mean the city was no longer enforcing segregation. In response, the Albany City Commission closes public facilities including the library and parks.

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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:Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000 | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany--History--20th century | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | African American students--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Discrimination in public accommodations--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Tift Park (Albany, Ga.) | Albany (Ga.). Board of Commissioners | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Albany Carnegie Library (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

Rights and Usage:

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Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of students blocked from integrating Albany Carnegie Library and a park in Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 13, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0786, 26:47/27:32, 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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