WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy praying in front of city hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issuing a public press statement from Albany, Georgia, 1962 July

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy praying in front of city hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issuing a public press statement from Albany, Georgia, 1962 July

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy praying in front of city hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issuing a public press statement from Albany, Georgia, 1962 July
Date:1962 July
Description:

In this WSB newsfilm clip, Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy prays in front of Albany City Hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issues a public statement to the press from Albany in July 1962. First, Albany police chief Laurie Pritchett gives instructions to the "kneel-in" demonstrators before Abernathy begins praying outside the city hall. He pleads that there be no hate or animosity in the hearts of the city officials or those of the demonstrators. Also seen at the kneel-in are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Slater King, and Dr. William G. Anderson. Next, in a campaign statement from Albany, Carl Sanders describes how he would handle a racially tense situation like Albany's if he were to become governor. He affirms his belief in law, order, and respect, and condemns those who excite public emotion in potentially violent situations. He insists that all citizens are obliged to obey laws whether or not they agree with them. Moreover, he asserts that the courts rather than the streets are the proper place to pursue such legal change. Sanders accuses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others of using the situation in Albany to further their own personal goals; because of this, Sanders feels that King and others should leave Albany. Sanders avows that he will follow the law and will ensure that others do so as well; he closes by stating that he is unaware of any investigations launched by the Justice Department. A pragmatic segregationist, Sanders was elected governor on his "New South" platform and served from 1963-1967.

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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:Moving images | News | Unedited footage
Subjects:Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000 | Anderson, William G., 1927- | King, Slater, 1927-1969 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925- | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Elections--Georgia | Legislators--United States | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Press conferences--Georgia--Albany | Prayer--Georgia--Albany | Public worship--Georgia--Albany | Kneel-ins--Georgia--Albany | Subversive activities--Georgia--Albany | Governors--Georgia | Nonviolence--Georgia--Albany | Governors--Election | Political crimes and offenses--Georgia | Campaign speeches--Georgia--Albany | Intervention (Federal government)--Georgia | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Georgia--Politics and government--History--20th century | United States. Dept. of Justice | Albany City Hall (Albany, Ga.) | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors:Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925- | Digital Library of Georgia | Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection | Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online Publisher:Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia and Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries | 2007
Original Material:

1 clip (about 11 min.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy praying in front of city hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issuing a public press statement from Albany, Georgia, 1962 July, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1040, 36:48/47:22, 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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