Film, Video William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011 July 26.

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Title
William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan, 2011 July 26.
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.
Contributor Names
Anderson, William G., 1927- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2011.
Subject Headings
-  Anderson, William G.,--1927---Interviews
-  Abernathy, Ralph,--1926-1990
-  King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
-  Sherrod, Charles,--1937
-  Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews
-  African American veterans--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Georgia
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Osteopathic physicians--Interviews
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Detroit, Michigan, on July 26, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  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.
-  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.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
6 video files of 6 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (153 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (56 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0041
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0041
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0041_andersonw_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669140
Access Advisory
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
Language
English
Online Format
online text
image
pdf
video
Description
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.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669140
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Chicago citation style:

Anderson, William G., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan. 2011. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669140/.

APA citation style:

Anderson, W. G., Mosnier, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2011) William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669140/.

MLA citation style:

Anderson, William G., Interviewee, Joseph Mosnier, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. William G. Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Detroit, Michigan. 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669140/>.

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