- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
- Ralph Daniel
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- Civil rights--Georgia--Albany
African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Albany
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Albany, Ga.)
Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum (Albany, Ga.)
Albany (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
- United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.57851, -84.15574
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- The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum opened in the Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany in 1998. The first mass meeting of the Albany Movement was held at the church in 1961, and in the 1990s the church building was converted into the museum. Known today as the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the museum moved to a new facility next to the church in 2008.
Photograph of the Freedom Singers in front of the Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the location of the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum in Albany, Georgia. It is a brick church with two low spires rising from the front. The former church was renovated in the 1990s, and the museum opened in 1998. The first mass meeting of the Albany Movement was held at the church in 1961.
The Albany Movement was the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era to have as its goal the desegregation of an entire community, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African Americans in Albany and surrounding rural counties.
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- Courtesy of Georgia Department of Economic Development. Please do not use any images without permission
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Forms part of: New Georgia Encyclopedia
Photograph by Ralph Daniel
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- New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)