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William G. Anderson, D.O. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Anderson, William G. D.O., American, born 1927
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
United States Navy, American, founded 1775
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Albany Movement, American, 1961 - 1962
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
Meet the Press, American, founded 1947
Pritchett, Laurie, American, 1926 - 2000
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 02:32:47
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 26, 2011
Description
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0041
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Medicine
Military
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.41.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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