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William G. Anderson (b. 1927)

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Hatfield, Edward A


Encyclopedia article about William Gilchrist Anderson, who received national attention during the early 1960s as the president of the Albany Movement. Thereafter, he distinguished himself as an osteopathic physician, surgeon, educator, and hospital administrator. Born in Americus on December 12, 1927, to Emma Jean Gilchrist and John Daniel Anderson Sr., Anderson enrolled at Fort Valley State College (later Fort Valley State University), where he pursued a premedical course of study. His education was interrupted in 1944 when, at the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II; he was eventually assigned to a company stationed in the Philippines and was selected to join the navy's Hospital Corpsmen. After the war ended, Anderson graduated from the Atlanta College of Mortuary Science and worked briefly at a black funeral home in Montgomery, Alabama. Later after a visit to the Albany office of physician Willie Joe Reese, Anderson decided to pursue a career in osteopathy. With Reese's assistance, Anderson was admitted to the Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy in Iowa and completed his degree in 1956.He interned at the prestigious Flint Osteopathic Hospital in Michigan, returning to Georgia afterwards to set up his medical practice in Albany. There Anderson joined a small but close-knit community of black professionals, most of whom belonged to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Urban League, or the Criterion Club, a local civic organization. The arrival of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists in...
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  1. Abernathy, Ralph, 1926 1990
  2. African American Business Enterprises
  3. African American Civic Leaders
  4. African American Civil Rights Workers
  5. African American Disc Jockeys
  6. African American Educators
  7. African American Physicians
  8. African American Political Activists
  9. African American Professional Employees
  10. African American Sailors
  11. African American Surgeons
  12. African American Teachers
  13. African Americans
  14. Alabama
  15. Albany
  16. Albany (Ga.)
  17. Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.)
  18. American Osteopathic Association
  19. Anderson, Norma L. (Norma Lee)
  20. Anderson, William G., 1927
  21. Art Centre Hospital (Detroit, Mich.)
  22. Atlanta
  23. Atlanta College Of Mortuary Science
  24. Bus Terminals
  25. Campaigns
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  31. College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific
  32. Criterion Club (Albany, Ga.)
  33. Detroit
  34. Direct Action
  35. Disc Jockeys
  36. Discrimination
  37. Discrimination In Public Accommodations
  38. Discrimination In Restaurants
  39. Drugstores
  40. Educators
  41. Flint Osteopathic Hospital (Mich.)
  42. Fort Valley State College (Ga.)
  43. Georgia
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  45. Government
  46. Harlem Cut Rate Drugs (Albany, Ga.)
  47. High School Teachers
  48. History
  49. King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 1968
  50. Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  51. Medical Care
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  53. Michigan
  54. Michigan State University. College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  55. Montgomery
  56. National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People
  57. Nonviolence
  58. Osteopathic Physicians
  59. Philippines
  60. Physicians
  61. Political Activists
  62. Political Participation
  63. Politics And Government
  64. Professional Employees
  65. Protest Marches
  66. Race Discrimination
  67. Race Relations
  68. Reese, Willie Joe
  69. Sailors
  70. Segregation In Education
  71. Segregation In Transportation
  72. Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  73. Still College Of Osteopathy
  74. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  75. Suffrage
  76. Surgeons
  77. Undertakers And Undertaking
  78. United States
  79. United States. Navy
  80. United States. Navy. Hospital Corps
  81. Urban League Of Albany (Ga.)
  82. Voter Registration
  83. Voting
  84. World War, 1939 1945

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