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Albany Movement

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

The Albany Movement began in Georgia in the fall of 1961 and ended in the summer of 1962. It was considered one of the first mass movements in the twentieth-century ...

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Albany Movement

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The Albany Movement began in Georgia in the fall of 1961 and ended in the summer of 1962. It was

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Albany Movement

Tia L. Gafford.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1301 words.

The Albany Movement began in Georgia in the fall of 1961 and ended in the summer of 1962. It was

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Albany Movement

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

The Albany Movement began in Georgia in the fall of 1961 and ended in the summer of 1962. It was considered one of the first mass movements in the twentieth-century ...

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Albany Movement.

Tia L. Gafford.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1293 words.

The Albany Movement began in Georgia in the fall of 1961 and ended in the summer of 1962. It was considered one of the first mass movements in the twentieth-century civil rights movement...

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Bernice Johnson Reagon

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 4 October 1942, Albany, Georgia, USA. Bernice Johnson Reagon, a leading member of Sweet Honey In The Rock, had been active in the civil rights movement in her home-town ...

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Marion King

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon.

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

January 2008; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1177 words.

Born on September 12, 1932, in Valdosta, Georgia, Marion King graduated from Spelman College and Mercer University Law School. Marion’s husband, Slater King Sr., was one of the pivotal...

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Into the Heart of the Beast

David P. Cline.

in From Reconciliation to Revolution

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13382 words.

Charles Sherrod was one of two SNCC students who began organizing in Southwest Georgia in 1961 what eventually became the Albany Movement. In 1964, he attended Union Theological Seminary in...

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MARIA, Walter de (1935 - 2013), Sculptor, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 788 words.

American, 20th century, male.

Born 1 October 1935, in Albany (California); died 25 July 2013, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Minimal Art, Land Art.

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King, Slater

Jason Philip Miller.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 774 words.

civil rights activist and real estate entrepreneur, was born in Albany, Georgia, to Clennon King, an entrepreneur, grocer, and activist in local civil rights affairs, and Margaret...

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Sexual Identities and Political Engagements: A Queer Survey

Joe Rollins and H. N. Hirsch.

in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Policy; Gender and Sexuality. 0 words.

This project asks if the theoretical contributions of queer theory accurately characterize sexual identity and politics in “mainstream” lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual,...

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The Chosen Instrument of the Revolution?

Aniko Bodroghkozy.

in Equal Time

February 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 8275 words.

This chapter examines whether television news was “the instrument of the revolution” during the civil rights era. It first considers early television news coverage of the civil rights...

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Ferguson, Thomas J.

Frank R. Levstik.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 714 words.

Thomas J. Ferguson was born on September 15, 1830, in Essex County, Virginia, the son of freeborn parents of mixed blood. Little is known of his early years, but it is recorded that by...

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Brockway, Zebulon Reed

Sandra Opdycke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1200 words.

Brockway, Zebulon Reed (28 April 1827–21 October 1920), penologist, was born in Lyme, Connecticut, the son of Zebulon Brockway, a merchant and shipyard owner, and Caroline Brockway. After...

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Winter, Alice Vivian Ames

Karen J. Blair.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 784 words.

Winter, Alice Vivian Ames (28 November 1865–05 April 1944), writer and women's club leader, writer and women’s club leader, was born in Albany, New York, the daughter of Rev. Charles Gordon...

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Kennedy's Civil Defense Gap, 1960–1964

Dee Garrison.

in Bracing for Armageddon

April 2006; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11908 words.

This chapter describes John F. Kennedy's time as president, during a period considered the height of government and media hyperbole in support of civil defense measures. Kennedy advised...

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Myers, Stephen A.

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 911 words.

Born a slave in Rensselaer County, New York, and freed by his master at the age of eighteen, Stephen A. Myers worked as a grocer and steamboat steward before taking up journalism. In the...

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Topp, William H.

Diane L. Barnes.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 621 words.

William Topp figured prominently in the national black convention movement during the 1840s and 1850s. A skilled tailor of African, Indian, and German ancestry, Topp operated a merchant...

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Sherrod, Charles

Joe Street.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1103 words.

civil rights activist, was born to the fourteen-year-old Martha Walker and the unemployed Raymond Sherrod. The eldest of six children, he was raised in Petersburg, Virginia, by his...

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Johnson, William Henry

Juanita Patience Moss.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 851 words.

abolitionist, Union soldier, barber, politician, and journalist, was born to free parents near Alexandria, Virginia. His mother was Patsy Johnson, but his father's name is unknown. At...

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