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Albany Georgia - Martin Luther King Jr who began to emerge as a powerful leader focused the movement on Albany and goes face to face with Laurie Pritchett the Albany police chief Pritchett studied Kings tactics and prepared for mlk Mlks strategy - which was 1 to keep filling the jails and 2 to use police officers short temper to get a reaction which will create publicity Pritchetts strategy He read Mlks book he realized that he had to let them demonstrate but he controlled how they did it He wouldnt let them get in mass groups and made sure his officers didnt use violence He organized a sophisticated system of jailing so that the jails wouldnt fill up Also someone mysteriously was paying the fines for the people in jail so they wouldnt stay in jail where they actually wanted to be SNCC wanted Kings popularity but not his lectures in Albany Mlk made it hard for them because he was constantly leaving and returning - MLK viewed federal government as an ally When the federal government didnt rule in favor of the movement it was a giant blow to MLKs strategy in Albany President Kennedy tried to move away from the issue Mlk loses Mlk experienced his greatest defeat After nine months when MLK left Albany was as segregated as ever Pritchetts strategy was successful in stopping MLK The movement kept on going and learned a valuable lesson to pinpoint your goal so your attack doesnt lose strength Birmingham Alabama - SCLC moved the focus onto Birmingham which was in the middle of an election Connor was the public safety commissioner and lost the election the government that lost to a more moderate one refused to give up its position There was two governments in work at the time King was criticized by AG Gaston a powerful black business owner and the new moderate government because
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