Albany woman described as champion of civil rights for minorities
Anne Pope is described as a champion of civil rights for minorities in and around the Capital Region.
Pope moved from Shubuta, Mississippi to Albany with her two small children in 1961, hoping to get away from segregation.
To her surprise, she was still surrounded by racism, being treated almost the same as when she lived in Mississippi.
Pope joined Union Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as the director of Christian education.
She lived her life following one of her favorite scriptures, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Then she joined the Albany NAACP, becoming the branch secretary, then president, serving for 20 years before stepping down in 2022
Learn about some of the big issues Pope faced while at the NAACP, and how her daughter is working to carry on her mother’s legacy, by watching the video of Faith King’s story.