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This Day in Georgia History

December 15, 1961

MLK Joined Albany Movement

Speaking to an overflowing Shiloh Baptist Church and Mount Zion Baptist churches (across the street from each other) in Albany, Martin Luther King, Jr. urged the movement to continue. Because of King’s presence and the mass arrests, national attention had now turned to Albany.

For more on the Albany Movement, see the Civil Rights Digital Library.