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This Day in Georgia History

August 28, 1962

74 Clergy Joined Albany Movement

After a nationwide appeal by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for clergymen to come to Albany and demonstrate for civil rights, seventy-four, including nine rabbis, eight Catholic laymen from Chicago and over forty Protestant ministers, were arrested following a march to city hall. The next day the Albany Herald proclaimed, “Crowd Cheers as Cops Clap Clerical Crowd in Calaboose.” For more, see the Albany Movment and the Civil Rights Digital Library.