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Rights and Freedoms: Albany Movement

Year 10 Mandatory History

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

Civil Rights Digital Library

In November 1961, residents of Albany, Georgia, launched an ambitious campaign to eliminate segregation in all facets of local life. 


In October 1961, SNCC field secretaries Charles Sherrod and Cordell Reagon, later joined by Charles Jonestraveled to Albany, Georgia where local citizens, especially students at Albany State College (today Albany State University), an HBCU, were heating up the civil rights struggle.

You Tube

Civil Rights activists in Albany, Georgia, used a bold strategy to try to end segregation as they sought to desegregate all institutions at once. But did it work?

A Documentary on the Civil Rights Movement in Albany Georgia.

Civil Rights Digital Library. The Albany Movement.

New Georgia Encyclopaedia

The Albany Movement began in fall 1961 and ended in summer 1962. It was the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era to have as its goal the desegregation of an entire community

African American Civil Rights Movement

In 1961 Albany, Georgia, was a small town of 56,000 people where 40% were African American. In August 1961 a group of students from Albany College led by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) 

Dr Martin Luther King Research Foundation

Formed on 17 November 1961 by representatives from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,

World Book- ebook

A history of the African American civil rights movement, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Log in and search civil rights.