Albany Civil Rights Memorial – Albany, GA
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N 31° 34.409 W 084° 09.197
16R E 770175 N 3496677
Quick Description: The Albany Civil Rights Memorial is located in the Charles M. Sherrod Civil Rights Park located at the intersection of S Jackson St and Highland Ave in the Harlem Business District of Albany, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2010 7:53:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM8Z8P
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Long Description:
The Albany Civil Rights Memorial is located in the Charles M. Sherrod Civil Rights Park located at the intersection of S Jackson St and Highland Ave in the Harlem Business District of Albany, GA.

This memorial consist of 4 black marble columns that contain a time line of the Civil Rights Movement, detailing both National and local event. There is a fifth black marble block in the center. Water flows from all 5 of these structures. The entire structure sits in a pool of water.

Charles Sherrod came to Albany in 1961 with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to organize a voter registration drive.
Source: New Georgia Encyclopedia

According to traditional accounts 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, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African Americans in Albany and surrounding rural counties. Martin Luther King Jr. was drawn into the movement in December 1961 when hundreds of black protesters, including himself, were arrested in one week, but eight months later King left Albany admitting that he had failed to accomplish the movement's goals. When told as a chapter in the history of the national civil rights movement, Albany was important because of King's involvement and because of the lessons he learned that he would soon apply in Birmingham, Alabama. Out of Albany's failure, then, came Birmingham's success.
Source: Source: New Georgia Encycloped
Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

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