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Interviewee:Laurie Pritchett
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Laurie Pritchett, April 23, 1976. Interview B-0027.
Former Police Chief of Albany, Georgia, Reflects on His Role in the Civil Rights Movement: Laurie Pritchett, who served as a police chief in Albany, Georgia, for seven years, describes his role in the civil rights movement in that city. He encouraged a moderate response to large demonstrations in the 1960s, a tactic that prevented the negative publicity brought about by brutal police reaction to marches in other towns in the Deep South.
Interviewee: Laurie Pritchett    Interviewer: James Reston
Duration: 01:00:35     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.