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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Albany
Albany, the seat of Dougherty County, has been the commercial hub of southwest Georgia for most of its history.
Albany experienced its greatest population growth in the 1940s and 1950s, when its total population almost tripled, to 55,890 in 1960.
The groundwork for organized protest against segregation in Albany was laid with the establishment of a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in the wake of World War I and its revitalization in the 1940s.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Albany Movement
In 1961 Albany witnessed the intersection of some of these local efforts with those of three young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers—Charles Sherrod, Cordell Reagon, and Charles Jones—who had come to the Albany area to conduct a voter registration drive.
Out of Albany emerged the SNCC Freedom Singers, including Albany native Bernice Johnson Reagon, who brought this rich musical tradition, borrowed from the rural Baptist churches, to other communities around the nation.
From Albany, SNCC workers and others led protest actions in nearby Americus and Moultrie, and African Americans in other southwest Georgia towns and counties were inspired to challenge their local white power structures.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1057   (1368 words)

 georgia.gov - City of Albany
Albany, pronounced "All-ben-ny" or "Al-bain-ny", is the county seat of Dougherty County and obtained its charter December 27, 1838.
The Creek Indians first inhabited the Albany area and referred to their home along the Flint River as "Thronateeska" meaning "the place where the flint is picked up" -- hence the name "Flint River." The city was founded by Nelson Tift in 1836 and was established as a place for trade along the Flint River.
However, steamboat navigation proved to be irregular and Albany became a rail center by the turn of the nineteenth century.
albany.georgia.gov   (111 words)

 Albany Area Arts Council - Albany, Georgia
Albany's magnificent Historic Auditorium is fast gaining the reputation as a Center for Performing Arts, in the heart of Albany and Southwest Georgia.
The Albany Concert Association was founded in 1935 as a non-profit organization with the goal of bringing high quality entertainment by professional artists to southwest Georgia.
The Georgia Artist's Guild is a group of practicing artists dedicated to advancing he standards and awareness of visual arts in the region and the State of Georgia.
www.albanyartscouncil.org /events.html   (425 words)

 Guidebook Albany, Georgia
Albany, situated in the Plantation Trace region, is the primary trade center for Southwest Georgia.
Albany Museum of Art www.albanymuseum.com, with American Museum of Art accreditation, hosts national traveling exhibits each year and is home to the largest collection of African art objects in the Southeast.
The Albany Symphony www.albanysymphony.org is Southwest Georgia's only professional orchestra and is under the direction of a full-time resident conductor.
www.guidebookamerica.com /gb/ga/albany/index.htm   (982 words)

 Georgia Monthly - Albany
Albany, located in southwestern Georgia, was founded in 1836.
It was named Albany in hopes that it would be as successful as Albany, New York.
The Albany Museum of Art is the only fully accredited art museum in southwest Georgia and it was named the museum of the year by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries for 2005.
www.georgiamonthly.com /albany.html   (250 words)

 Albany Florist $34.95 | Flower Delivery Albany (GA) | Florists in Albany, Georgia
The population of Albany is approximately 76,939 (2000).
Albany is positioned 31.57 degrees north of the equator and 84.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Albany history: Originally called Thronateeska by the local Creek Indians, the City of Albany was founded by Nelson Tift in 1836.
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 Albany Georgia Attractions
Albany Georgia performance attractions include Southwest Georgia's only professional symphony, a ballet company that performs classical and modern ballet, a Grammy Signature Award winning chorale as well as plays and musicals performed in an historic pre-Civil War landmark.
Albany Georgia venues include the largest indoor municipal facility south of Atlanta, an auditorium that is the successor to Georgia's largest Chautauqua auditorium, a former library now a welcome center that was awarded the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Albany Georgia's largest auditorium, the Historic Albany Theater is currently being restored.
www.albanygeorgia.biz /attractions   (283 words)

 The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Albany Movement
Albany, Georgia, was a distillation of the tensions and conflicts straining the social fabric of the contemporary South.
We are calling upon all members and supporters of the Albany Movement to pray for their brothers in the Negro community who have not yet found their way to the nonviolent discipline during this Day of Penance.
Albany city officials were quick to recognize that the watching and concerned millions across the nation would sense the moral righteousness of our conduct.
www.stanford.edu /group/King/publications/autobiography/chp_16.htm   (5950 words)

 Albany Georgia Restaurants - Find Restaurants in Albany Georgia and Read Unbiased Reviews - DiningGuide
Greater Albany, in southwest Georgia’s plantation country, wards off mere notions of boredom when dining out, what with its varied options, from coffee shops, diners and fast food joints to Asian eateries, steak and seafood houses, and bastions of southern-style comfort.
Hooter’s of Albany stands out with burgers, hot wings, and what it calls "notorious shrimp." Ordinary Coyote, on the other hand, is anything but ordinary with a progressive, upscale, family friendly atmosphere for southwestern flair cuisine.
DiningGuide Albany, Georgia is part of MetroGuide Albany, Georgia, offering guides to hotels, entertainment and more for the entire region.
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 Albany, Georgia
Albany and the surrounding area are located on the world's largest rechargeable underground aquifer.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra traces its roots back to 1965 when a group of dedicated individuals who foresaw the potential for a professional orchestra came together to form the Albany Symphonette.
The mission of the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum is to commemorate the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Albany and southwest Georgia so that it serves as an educational resource for the community, the nation, and the world.
www.luxuryrealestate.com /southeast-albany   (320 words)

 My Name Is Freedom Albany, Georgia
When Albany fls turned out in the streets by the hundreds to protest the arrests of the Albany "Freedom Riders," and were arrested themselves, Ella Baker was there.
Albany was changed forever by the tumultuous events of 1961 and 1962, however things looked the same when the situation quieted down.
The spirit of defiance that appeared in Albany in that time or turmoil, was to outlast the momentary "defeat" that the press and the pundits lamented so myopically.
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 Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albany was chosen as the site for the logistics base after a two-year search in the early 1950s for a level area convenient to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean and serviced by road and rail.
Albany was also attractive for its inland location, well away from the possibility of saltwater corrosion of the stored equipment, and its adequate workforce.
The MCSC Albany was redesignated Marine Corps Logistics Support Base Atlantic on April 1, 1976, because the Marine Corps Supply Activity at Philadelphia and its inventory control, financial management, procurement and technical support functions were relocated to the Albany installation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marine_Corps_Logistics_Base_Albany   (1227 words)

 Albany, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly of Georgia on December 27, 1838[1].
Albany is the home of a not-for-profit regional health system with a 26 county cachement area with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital [5] at its hub.
Astronaut Thomas J. Hennen was born in Albany
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 Albany Museum of Art
Discovering that there were more individuals affected by breast cancer in his life, Jonathan decided to find a way to make origami cranes in honor of all individuals battling breast cancer.
The Albany Museum of Art has joined with Jonathan in a community wide initiative to bring awareness to this devastating disease.
Members of Albany and surrounding areas are invited to sponsor and create over 8,000 Pink Origami Cranes.
www.albanymuseum.com   (252 words)

 Albany, Georgia - Welcome!
Albany, Georgia, the Pecan Capital of the World, is the heart of Plantation Trace, the southern portion of Georgia's Southern Rivers region.
In this heart of Southwest Georgia, you will find places of interest, places of comfort and warm Southern hospitality.
Albany has a variety of restaurants and shops unique to Albany, Georgia.
www.albanygeorgia.biz   (172 words)

 About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He was the Albany Board of REALTORS®, REALTOR® of the Year for 1987 and is an Active Life Member of that Board’s Million Dollar Club.
Hudgens was presented with a MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD in 2000 by the Albany Board of REALTORS® for his work as Chairman of their House of Hope Committee, that developed and built a special duplex for the physically challenged.
He was a member of the Leadership Albany Class of 1991.
www.albanyland.com /AboutUs.htm   (288 words)

 Albany Georgia Real Estate Sales | F Abbreviations, Terms and Phrases
By Burton Realty of Albany Georgia Real Estate, Albany, GA -- for Albany GA Homes, Georgia real estate, and homes for sale in Albany and Lee Counties.
Take a look at Albany, Georgia homes for sale and real estate, properties, houses, land, parcels, unimproved lots, acreage, residential real estate, and more.
Albany and Lee Counties have a temperate climate, a diverse college atmosphere, as well as excellent health care.
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 City of Albany-Dougherty County Official Website
Thank you for your interest in City of Albany and Dougherty County.
Halloween Safety: The Albany Police Department recommends that smaller children trick or treat between 6pm and 8pm, on Halloween night, October 31st.
Weatherization Program Assistance: Weatherization assistance is now available to residents of Albany and Dougherty County.
www.albany.ga.us   (257 words)

 Albany-Southwest Georgia Tourism
Hunters naturally will want to experience Albany, dubbed the "quail hunting capital of the world." The natural beauty of former plantations make a perfect setting that quail and dove hunters will not want to miss.
Theatre Albany is located in one of Albany's pre-civil war landmark buildings, the Captain John A. Davis home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Theatre Albany offers five major productions during the regular season in its 314 intimate studio theater, as well as children's theater, reader's theater, summer youth and adult acting workshops.
southwestgeorgia.com /tourism/albany/index.shtml   (527 words)

 The Albany Herald ... We're All About You!
A former Albany Herald employee is ordered to pay restitution for acepting cash contributions from co-workers after claiming her son had died.
Albany State can capture its fourth straight SIAC title with a win over Fort Valley State.
The experience over many weeks is tedious and draining because of the effort required to reach an understanding of the candidates that enables The Albany Herald to confidently recommend individuals seeking office.
www.albanyherald.com   (261 words)

 Breast Enhancement Albany Georgia - Augmentation, Implants, Lift & Reduction
The Breast Enhancement Albany Georgia Directory is a resource for you to learn more about Albany Georgia surgeons who are knowledgeable about breast implants and perform breast augmentation and related breast procedures.
Please review the profiles of each Albany Georgia breast enhancement surgeon to learn about his or her philosophy, education and treatment experience.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in Albany Georgia to determine if you are a candidate, and if so, the type of breast enhancement surgery and/or breast implants that would best suit your requirements.
www.yourplasticsurgeryguide.com /surgeons/albany-ga-breast.htm   (446 words)

 Albany Apartments - Find a rental or apartment in Albany, Georgia
Albany has great apartments to choose from in a variety of different neighborhoods.
The Albany area has great neighborhoods and shopping centers and many apartments are just a short distance away.
Albany Senior Housing - MOVE can help you find the perfect senior housing solution.
www.rentnet.com /apartments/city.jhtml?city=albany&state=ga   (376 words)

 Mt. Zion Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
The mission of the Mt. Zion Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum is to commemorate the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Albany and southwest Georgia so that it serves as an educational resource for the community, the nation, and the world.
The protests organized by the Albany Civil Rights Movement were an important chapter not only in the history of Albany but also in the national civil rights movement.
The Museum is located just south of downtown Albany, in the Freedom District, a historic district that extends from the banks of the Flint River to the Museum and includes Thronateeska Heritage Center (housed in the old train terminal).
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 Welcome to Georgia Albany
Nestled in southwest Georgia, Albany offers its guests an authentic taste of the historic South with home cooking and quail hunting.
If it’s modern amusement you’re looking for, Albany’s Civic Center, the largest indoor municipal destination south of Atlanta, not only houses the newly-formed South Georgia Wildcats arena football team, but is a nerve center of entertainment for the city, hosting concerts, conventions and the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Southwest Georgia’s largest area for kids and adults to swing, climb and play in the wild accommodates families of all sizes.
www.georgia.org /Travel/Discover/Cities+and+Towns/Albany.htm   (354 words)

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