Interview with Dr. William Anderson
QUESTION 12
JAMES A. DEVINNEY:

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Dr. William G. Anderson:

Dr. King and I had met with the masses of people at an early morning rally. By the end of the week there were regular demonstrations going on practically everyday. And Dr. King, Dr. Abernathy, along with my wife led a demonstration that involved several hundreds of people. And we were arrested and dispersed throughout Southwest Georgia. On Monday morning following these arrests we were carried to the courthouse in Albany, and negotiating teams were identified and charged with the responsibility of meeting with us as leaders of the movement and meeting with members of the City Council to see if we could somehow resolve our differences, and end these mass demonstrations and arrests. We identified three people that would represent the Albany Movement, and they were Mr. Cochran, Frank Cochran, Solomon Walker, and a Chapman, a Thomas Chapman. They met along with our attorneys, C.B. King and Don Hallowell, and they would meet with representatives of the City Council. I cannot say that they met directly with the City Council and that intermediary more likely than not was Sheriff Pritchett and maybe some others…

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CAMERA ROLL 547 JUST ROLLED OUT WE'RE GOING TO 548. CONTINUATION OF INTERVIEW WITH DR. WILLIAM G. ANDERSON.