The Civil Rights Movement
in Albany, Georgia
 Founded in 1961, the Albany
Movement demands an end
to all segregation. One...
The Civil Rights Movement
in Albany, Georgia
Civil rights activist and real estate broker
Slater King with Bernice Johnson...
Rebuilding Firebombed Churches
in the South
Bob Swann, a supporter
of the civil rights movement
from the north comes to
re...
Bob SwannSlater King
What Comes Next in the
South?
How does a “protest movement” become a
“constructive movement”
Earlier Intersection of the
Swann & King Families
 Bob Swann’s wife,
Marjorie Swann,
had long been
active in the
Congress...
What Comes
Next?
How do tenant farmers and
sharecroppers feed and
house their families if they
are forced off the land?
Fa...
What Comes Next?
How do we ensure that the rights we’ve
won in Congress and the courts actually
result in desegregated sch...
Planning a Land Trust
for the American South
1968  National Sharecroppers Fund
provides a grant for eight people
to trave...
Drafting the Blueprint for a
New Model of Land Tenure
New
Communities
Inc.
Albany Movement
Slater King
C.B. King
National ...
New Communities, Inc., 1969
“A nonprofit organization to hold land in perpetual
trust for the permanent use of rural commu...
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  • Birmingham, 1962, Washington Post
  • Photo of Charles Sherrod by Dawn Makarios appeared in the CLT Handbook, 1982.
  • Photo by Dawn Makarios. All photos except Stanley Harden with crops appeared in the CLT Handbook, 1982. Photo top right is farmer and lessee known as Boll Weevil.
  • Cl ts and the civil rights movement brussels 2013 tony picket

    1. 1. The Civil Rights Movement in Albany, Georgia  Founded in 1961, the Albany Movement demands an end to all segregation. One of its leaders is Slater King, cousin of Martin Luther King.  By 1962, 1000 protesters have been jailed, including Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy, invited to town by the Albany Movement.
    2. 2. The Civil Rights Movement in Albany, Georgia Civil rights activist and real estate broker Slater King with Bernice Johnson, one of the original SNCC Freedom Singers, who later formed the musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock. C.B. King, brother of Slater King, who is a Civil Rights Attorney, after being assaulted by local police.
    3. 3. Rebuilding Firebombed Churches in the South Bob Swann, a supporter of the civil rights movement from the north comes to rebuild southern churches. Many African American Churches are destroyed by those opposing the idea of equal rights and treatment for all African Americans.
    4. 4. Bob SwannSlater King What Comes Next in the South? How does a “protest movement” become a “constructive movement”
    5. 5. Earlier Intersection of the Swann & King Families  Bob Swann’s wife, Marjorie Swann, had long been active in the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE). Coretta Scott King & Martin Luther King Coretta ScottMarjorie Swann  While living in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Marjorie Swann had become close friends with a young Antioch College student who was also active in CORE – Corretta Scott who later marries Martin Luther King
    6. 6. What Comes Next? How do tenant farmers and sharecroppers feed and house their families if they are forced off the land? Fay Bennett National Sharecroppers Fund
    7. 7. What Comes Next? How do we ensure that the rights we’ve won in Congress and the courts actually result in desegregated schools and housing? Charles Sherrod Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Rev. Charles Sherrod Southwest Georgia Project
    8. 8. Planning a Land Trust for the American South 1968  National Sharecroppers Fund provides a grant for eight people to travel to Israel to learn about land leasing from the Jewish National Fund. Slater King Bob Swann Faye BennettCharles Sherrod  The delegation is impressed by the moshav ovdim, agricultural communities on leased land, combining individual homesteads with cooperatively produced and marketed goods
    9. 9. Drafting the Blueprint for a New Model of Land Tenure New Communities Inc. Albany Movement Slater King C.B. King National Sharecroppers Fund Fay Bennett Leonard Smith James Mayes Southwest Georgia Project Charles Sherrod Institute for Community Economics Bob Swann Southern Regional Council John Lewis James Wood Southern Christian Leadership Conference Albert Turner Southern Rural Project William Peace Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association Lewis Black g (JG Image, 200x300 pixels) http://www.coopheroes.org/heads/mcknight.jpg Southern Cooperative Development Program/ Federation of Southern Cooperatives Fr. Albert J. McKnight Charles Prejean
    10. 10. New Communities, Inc., 1969 “A nonprofit organization to hold land in perpetual trust for the permanent use of rural communities.”

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