The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.41.1a, 2011.174.41.1b, 2011.174.41.1c, 2011.174.41.1d, 2011.174.41.1e, and 2011.174.41.1f.
William Anderson, D.O. recalls growing up in Americus, Georgia, serving in the navy during World War II, and his friendships with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Rev. Ralph D. 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.
The oral history consists of two digital files: 2011.174.70.1a and 2011.174.70.1b.
Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police committee to recruit African American police officers. She closes the interview by discussing the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.