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Program
Walk to Freedom
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-m61bk17469
Description
An audio documentary on the Albany Movement in Albany, Georgia, as a collaboration between local activists, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). It became the first major initiative of the civil rights movement to try to desegregate an entire city. The program features field recordings made by Guy Carawan and Alan Lomax. The documentary includes commentary by Charles Sherrod, a leader of the movement, a sermon by Rev. Ben Gay, and testimony by students and others who took part in the demonstrations, interspersed with freedom songs recorded on-site. Although the Albany Movement failed to achieve its goals by the time it disbanded in 1962, historians cite its influence on later movement actions in Georgia. The documentary was issued on LP as ?Freedom in the Air: A Documentary on Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962? by SNCC. For information on the Albany Movement, see Stephen G. N. Tuck, Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia,
Created
1961-00-00
Created
1962-06-22
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--1960-1970; African Americans--Civil rights--History; Community organization--United States
Creator
Carawan, Guy, http://lccn.loc.gov/n82073741 , Producer
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002, http://lccn.loc.gov/n50039476 , Producer
KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.), Producing Organization
Contributor
Sherrod, Charles, Speaker
Gay, Ben, Rev., Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:41:06
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Citation
Chicago: “Walk to Freedom,” 1961-00-00, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 21, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-m61bk17469.
MLA: “Walk to Freedom.” 1961-00-00. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 21, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-m61bk17469>.
APA: Walk to Freedom. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-m61bk17469