Film, Video William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26.
- William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011-07-26.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Anderson, William G., 1927- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Detroit, Michigan, None 2011, 7
- Subject Headings
- - African American veterans--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
- - African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
- - World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
- - King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
- - Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990
- - Osteopathic physicians--Interviews
- - Civil rights movements--Georgia
- - Sherrod, Charles, 1937-
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Michigan -- Detroit
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: William Anderson recalls growing up in Americus, Georgia, serving in the navy during World War II, and his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy. He remembers opening his osteopath practice in Albany, Georgia, becoming a leader of the Albany Movement, and supporting protesters from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He discusses his several arrests with King and Abernathy, appearing on Meet the Press, the closing of all public facilities in Albany, and his later friendship with Sheriff Laurie Pritchett.
- - Biographical History: William G. Anderson was born in 1927 in Americus, Georgia, married Norma Lee Dixon, and had five children. He attended Fort Valley State College, Atlanta College of Mortuary Science, and Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy, and worked as an osteopath. He was also a civil rights activist in Albany, Georgia.
- - Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 6 video files of 6 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (153 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (56 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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