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- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Rabbi Richard Israel interviewed after being released from police custody in Albany, Georgia, 28 August 1962
- WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
- Contributor to Resource:
- Israel, Richard J.
- Date of Original:
Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany
Civil rights movements--Georgia--Albany
Civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany
Clergy--New York (State)
Religion and politics--Georgia--Albany
Reporters and reporting--Georgia--Albany
Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century
- Israel, Richard J.
Roy, Ralph Lord
- United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.57851, -84.15574
- moving images
- In this WSB newsfilm clip from August 28, 1962, Rabbi Richard Israel and Reverend Ralph Lord Roy examine their belongings as they exit the Albany City Hall, and an unidentified reporter interviews Rabbi Israel about his reasons for coming to Albany, Georgia. The clip begins as Rabbi Israel and Rev. Roy, apparently recently released from police custody, walk down the steps of the Albany City Hall carrying small paper bags; each removes his wallet from the bag and examines its contents. Next, an unidentified reporter interviews Rabbi Israel regarding the reason he came to Albany. Rabbi Israel explains that several cornerstones of the Jewish faith include working on behalf of justice and living in remembrance of the enslavement of the ancestral Israelites in Egypt. In doing so, he argues, it is then necessary to speak out against the continued bondage of others whenever possible. He describes his presence in Albany as an effort to help acknowledge the existence of "the evil of segregation" and to promote awareness of that evil. When the reporter asks him if he feels he accomplished anything by coming to Albany, Rabbi Israel responds that while nothing is ever accomplished all at once, "by putting in little building blocks, we ultimately have a whole building." Reverend Ralph Lord Roy of Grace Methodist Church in New York City, and Rabbi Richard Israel, Yale University chaplain, were two of seventy-five ministers, primarily from New York and Chicago, who came to Albany at the request of local leaders and Dr. Martin Luther King. The clergymen had hoped to help facilitate interaction between the Albany Movement and the local white community, but Albany's white ministers refused to meet with the "outsiders." The visiting ministers were arrested after a prayer vigil at city hall; all but eleven of the clergy were bailed out of jail that same day. The remaining eleven ministers stayed in jail until September 3, 1962.
Title supplied by cataloger.
IMLS Grant, 2008.
Digibeta Center Cut (4 x 3) downconvert from HDD5 1080/23.98PsF film transfer. WSB comp reel 1.
- Local Identifier:
- Clip number: wsbn32519
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- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: wsbn32519, WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Rabbi Richard Israel interviewed after being released from police custody in Albany, Georgia, 28 August 1962, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 0725, 4:32/05:22, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia
- 1 clip (about 50 secs.): black-and-white, sound ; 16 mm.
- Original Collection:
- Original found in the WSB-TV newsfilm collection.
- Contributing Institution:
- Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection