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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an unidentified white female civil rights worker describing the challenges she faces in rural southwest Georgia from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 1

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an unidentified white female civil rights worker describing the challenges she faces in rural southwest Georgia from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 1
Date:1962 Aug. 1
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip, an unidentified white female civil rights worker speaks to a mass meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, August 1, 1962, and describes the challenges she has faced in rural southwest Georgia near Albany. These include acts of harassment, such as turning off her phone and destroying her borrowed-car. She also mentions that local African Americans were intimidated by the sheriff, and that black farmers were threatened with eviction by white landowners for associating with civil rights workers. Also included are scenes of a group of protesters praying outside and being lead into City Hall by police officers, as well as the participants of a mass meeting, possibly at Shiloh Baptist Church, singing the freedom song, "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize."

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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:Keep your eyes on the prize (Song) | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Intimidation--Georgia--Albany | Race relations | Nonviolence--Georgia--Albany | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Women civil rights workers--Violence against--Georgia | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Albany, Ga.) | Shiloh Baptist Church (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:

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Cite as: WSB-TV newsfilm clip of an unidentified white female civil rights worker describing the challenges she faces in rural southwest Georgia from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 August 1, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0799, 53:28/55:16, 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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