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- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy praying in front of city hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issuing a public press statement from Albany, Georgia, 1962 July
- WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
- Contributor to Resource:
- Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990
Sanders, Carl, 1925-2014
- Date of Original:
- African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Albany
Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Albany
Political crimes and offenses--Georgia
Intervention (Federal government)--Georgia
Albany (Ga.)--Politics and government--History--20th century
Albany (Ga.)--Race relations--History--20th century
Georgia--Politics and government--History--20th century
- Pritchett, Laurie, 1926-2000
Anderson, William G., 1927-
King, Slater, 1927-1969
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990
Sanders, Carl, 1925-2014
- United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.57851, -84.15574
- moving images
- In this series of WSB newsfilm clips, Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy prays in front of Albany City Hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issues a public statement to the press from Albany in July 1962. First, Albany police chief Laurie Pritchett gives instructions to the "kneel-in" demonstrators before Abernathy begins praying outside the city hall. He pleads that there be no hate or animosity in the hearts of the city officials or those of the demonstrators. Also seen at the kneel-in are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Slater King, and Dr. William G. Anderson. Next, in a campaign statement from Albany, Carl Sanders describes how he would handle a racially tense situation like Albany's if he were to become governor. He affirms his belief in law, order, and respect, and condemns those who excite public emotion in potentially violent situations. He insists that all citizens are obliged to obey laws whether or not they agree with them. Moreover, he asserts that the courts rather than the streets are the proper place to pursue such legal change. Sanders accuses Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others of using the situation in Albany to further their own personal goals; because of this, Sanders feels that King and others should leave Albany. Sanders avows that he will follow the law and will ensure that others do so as well; he closes by stating that he is unaware of any investigations launched by the Justice Department. A pragmatic segregationist, Sanders was elected governor on his "New South" platform and served from 1963-1967.
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IMLS Grant, 2008.
Digibeta Center Cut (4 x 3) downconvert from HDD5 1080/23.98PsF film transfer.
- Local Identifier:
- Clip number: wsbn44762
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- Digital Object URL:
- IIIF manifest:
- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: wsbn44762, Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy praying in front of city hall and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Carl Sanders issuing a public press statement from Albany, Georgia, 1962 July, WSB-TV newsfilm collection, reel 1040, 36:48/47:22, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia
- 1 clip (about 10 mins., 34 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