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Title:Freedom alley
Date:1961
Description:

'Freedom Alley' earned its nickname on December 12, 1961, when 265 demonstrators were arrested during the beginning stages of the Albany Movement and packed into the alley adjacent to City Hall for booking at the nearby police headquarters. The demonstrators stood quietly as they waited through a heavy rainstorm, despite the fact that the booking process took almost three hours. Freedom Alley can be seen in many pieces of the news footage of the Albany Movement from the WSB and WALB television stations.

Freedom on Film is a component of the Civil Rights Digital Library, which received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides
Subjects:African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany | Demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Protest marches--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights movements--Southern States--History--20th century | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Imprisonment--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Freedom Alley (Albany, Ga.) | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Albany City Hall (Albany, Ga.) | Albany (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Collection:Albany
Institution:Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia)
Contributors:Civil Rights Digital Library Collection (Digital Library of Georgia) | Freedom on Film (Project) | Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Freedom on Film | 2007
Rights and Usage:

Cite as: Freedom on Film : Civil Rights in Georgia, http://civilrights.uga.edu/

For permission to use story passages or images from the Web site, contact Dr. Barbara McCaskill at bmccaski@uga.edu.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights Digital Library.

Forms part of the Freedom on Film Learning Object Web site.

Persistent Link to Item:http://civilrights.uga.edu/bibliographies/albany/freedom_alley.htm