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Civil rights leaders visit pool hall

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Creator:Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Title:Civil rights leaders visit pool hall
Date:1962 July 25, 1962 July 25

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Reverend Ralph Abernathy and an unidentified civil rights worker visit Dick's Cue Room, Dick Gay's poolroom in Albany's Harlem neighborhood, on Wednesday, July 25, 1962, to explain the role of nonviolence in the movement, and to solicit support from members of Albany's African American community. On the night before, a crowd of African American onlookers, angry at the arrest of protesters, had thrown rocks and bottles at city police officers. Albany Movement leaders, working to encourage nonviolence and combat the damage that this violent outburst caused in the media, declared Wednesday a "Day of Penance" and cancelled all demonstrations.

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Types:Instructional materials | Articles | Lesson plans | Teaching guides | Text
Subjects:King, Marion, 1932-2007 | Tuttle, Elbert P. (Elbert Parr), 1897- | Elliott, J. Robert, 1910- | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Nonviolence--Georgia--Albany | African Americans--Violence against--Georgia--Camilla | African American women--Violence against--Georgia--Camilla | African Americans--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany | Police--Georgia--Albany | Segregation--Georgia--Albany | Direct action--Georgia--Albany | Mobs--Georgia--Albany | Civil rights movements--United States | Passive resistance--Georgia--Albany | Neighborhood--Georgia--Albany | Billiard parlors--Georgia--Albany | Violence--Press coverage--Georgia--Albany | Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Harlem (Albany, Ga.) | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | Albany (Ga.). Police Dept. | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741 | United States, Georgia, Mitchell County, Camilla, 31.2312933, -84.2104611
Institution:Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (University of Georgia)
Contributors:Freedom on Film (Project)
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