Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Albany Movement lawyers at the Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia and of a mass meeting protesting the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy in Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July

Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Albany Movement lawyers at the Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia and of a mass meeting protesting the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy in Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July

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Creator:WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
Title:Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Albany Movement lawyers at the Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia and of a mass meeting protesting the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy in Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July
Date:1962 July 1
Description:

In this silent WSB newsfilm clip from July 1962, attorneys working for the Albany Movement are seen entering and exiting the United States Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia; the clip also shows a daytime mass meeting at Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany where Reverend Wyatt T. Walker, Dr. William G. Anderson, and Coretta Scott King speak; individuals protest the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy by wearing black armbands.

In the clip, lawyers representing the Albany Movement are seen outside the federal courthouse in Atlanta, entering and leaving the building, reading a newspaper, and being interviewed on the street by reporters. They include C. B. King of Albany, one of three African American lawyers outside of Atlanta and principal lawyer for the Albany Movement; Donald Hollowell of Atlanta, prominent civil rights lawyer and frequent adviser to the Albany Movement; Horace T. Ward of Atlanta, attorney in Hollowell's law firm; Clarence B. Jones of New York, attorney and King's speech writer and adviser; and William Kunstler of New York, a lawyer for the Gandhi Society.

On July 20, 1962, Albany city officials obtained a federal injunction from Federal District Judge J. Robert Elliott against King, Abernathy, and Albany Movement leaders barring mass demonstrations. In response, lawyers representing the Albany Movement obtained a hearing with chief appellate court judge Elbert P. Tuttle on July 24 in Atlanta. Tuttle dissolved the restraining order until the time that Elliott could hold a hearing.

The clip also includes a mass meeting held in Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany on July 10, 1962. In the mass meeting, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) executive secretary Reverend Wyatt T. Walker pins black arm bands on Coretta Scott King, Juanita Abernathy, and other participants.

African Americans wore black arm bands to protest the convictions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy on July 10, 1962 for "parading without a permit" on December 16, 1961. King and Abernathy were sentenced to serve forty-five days in jail or pay a $178 fine; the men chose jail and their wives, Coretta and Juanita, came to Albany.

In the clip, the women are also seen entering the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Albany with attorneys Hollowell and C. B. King. Coretta Scott King speaks at the mass meeting, as do Reverend Walker and Dr. William G. Anderson, president of the Albany Movement. Anderson is also seen speaking with Reverend C. K. Steele, SCLC minister from Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to the mass meeting seen in the clip, groups of African Americans stand outside city hall, gathering on the building steps before Albany police chief Laurie Pritchett clears the doorway and speaks to an older, unidentified white man who enters city hall.

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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:Walker, Wyatt Tee | Anderson, William G., 1927- | King, C. B. (Chevene Bowers), 1923-1988 | Hollowell, Donald | Ward, Horace T. (Horace Taliaferro), 1927- | Kunstler, William Moses, 1919- | Elliott, J. Robert, 1910- | Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897- | Jones, Clarence B., 1931- | King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 | Abernathy, Juanita Odessa Jones | Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000 | Steele, C. K. (Charles Kenzie), 1914-1980 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Trials, litigation, etc. | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990--Trials, litigation, etc. | Lawyers--Georgia--Albany | African American lawyers--Georgia--Albany | Lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta | African American lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta | Mass meetings--Georgia--Albany | African American physicians--Georgia--Albany | Physicians--Georgia--Albany | African American women--Georgia--Albany | Interviews--Georgia--Atlanta | Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Atlanta | Injunctions--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | African American prisoners--Georgia--Albany | Imprisonment--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Courthouses--Georgia | Clergy--Florida | Restraining orders--Georgia--Albany | United States magistrates | Judges--United States | Courts--United States--Officials and employees | Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Shiloh Baptist Church (Albany, Ga.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Federal Building (Albany, Ga.) | Federal Building (Atlanta, Ga.) | American Civil Liberties Union | Albany (Ga.). Board of Commissioners | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.) | Georgia
Collection:
Institution:Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Contributors: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 7 min.): black-and-white, silent ; 16 mm.

Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.

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Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Albany Movement lawyers at the Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia and of a mass meeting protesting the conviction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy in Shiloh Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1046, 10:03/16:55, 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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