|The Albany Movement in Georgia lasted from
1961-1962. It was started in hopes of organizing African Americans
who were interested in ending the segregation policies that existed
at the time. Marches were held, and despite King's involvement in
its earlier stages, it produced few results (King also spent time
in prison while he was there).
Laurie Pritchett, who was Albany's police chief at the time,
shielded the actions of his police. His tactics were similar to
other leaders and officials in the South.