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 seven digital files: 2011.174.19.1a, 2011.174.19.1b, 2011.174.19.1c, 2011.174.19.1d, 2011.174.19.1e, 2011.174.19.1f, and 2011.174.19.1g.
Annie Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter registration drives in many locations across the South.