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A Taste of Albany, Georgia

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ALBANY?

  1. Albany is a city in and the county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. It is the principal city of the Albany, Georgia metropolitan area and the southwest part of the state. The population was 77,434 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the ninth-largest city in Georgia.

  2. History:  On April 11, 1906, the Carnegie Library, created by matching funds from the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, was opened downtown. Originally a segregated facility under Jim Crow laws, it was not open to African Americans until after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. It functioned as a library through 1985. In 1992, after renovation, the building was reopened as the headquarters of the Albany Area Arts Council.

  3. In 1960, the population of Albany reached 50,000 people. In 1961-1962, African Americans in Albany played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement. They led protests and non-violent demonstrations to end segregation of public facilities, restore their dignity, and gain the ability to vote. Assisted by activists from SCLC, CORE, SNCC, and the NAACP, African Americans and supporters took a stand to fight segregation through nonviolence. The city repealed its Jim Crow laws in 1963, but it took federal legislation to secure the franchise.

  4. The decline in military bases and railroad restructuring led to job losses. Much of the white population moved to suburbs out of the city, which became majority African American in the 1970s. Struggling with a poor economy, in 1988, Albany made national headlines as the "Murder Capital of America," with the highest murder rate per capita in the United States. Other cities have since taken that title.

  5. The Souls of Black Folk:  W. E. B. Du Bois wrote about Albany in his book, The Souls of Black Folk (1903). He described it as a typical African-American majority-populated rural town in the Deep South. Du Bois discussed the culture, agribusiness, and economy of the region. Du Bois described Albany as a small town where local sharecroppers lived. Much of the soil had been depleted of nutrients because of intensive cotton cultivation, and people found it hard to make a living. Once a bustling small city full of cotton gins and whose planters were dependent on slave labor, Albany had declined steadily in the late 19th century.

  6. After emancipation and the disruption of the Civil War, the local economy suffered. Du Bois wrote that Dougherty County had many decaying one-room slave cabins and unfenced fields. Despite the problems, local folklore, customs, and culture made Albany a notable small city in the South. Since that time, the city has founded the Albany Museum of Art, which has one of the best African and African-American art collections in the Southeast.

  7. Economy:  Although Albany has expanded considerably in the past few decades, it still has friendly environment of a Southern town. Today, although the city is surrounded by pecan groves, pine trees, farms and plantations, almost none of the population is employed in agriculture. Health care, education and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany are the largest employers. Manufacturing, transportation, and retail trade are also important foundations of Albany's economy and the city acts as a hub for commerce in southwest Georgia.

  8. The median income for a household in the city was $28,639, and the median income for a family was $33,843.

Radio Stations
WAEF 90.3 FM Cordele, GA Christian Contemporary
WWVO 90.7 FM Albany, GA Religious
WASU (LPFM) 92.7 FM Albany, GA Urban Contemporary
W249BQ (WHHR) 97.7 FM Christian Contemporary
WMRZ 98.1 FM Dawson, GA Urban Contemporary
WQVE 101.7 FM Albany, GA Urban Contemporary
WNUQ 102.1 FM Sylvester, GA Top-40
WZBN 105.5 FM Camilla, GA Urban Contemporary
WJIZ 96.3 FM Albany, GA Hip Hop
WJYZ 960 AM Albany, GA Gospel Music
WSRA 1250 AM Albany, GA Sports
WGPC 1450 AM Albany, GA Sports
WALG 1590 AM Albany, GA News/Talk

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Demographics of Albany, Georgia

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

33.21%

64.80%

0.21%

0.60%

1.23%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Albany, Georgia


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Atoina Discount Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   8579 Olgethrope Way, Albany, GA (229) 847-9874

  2. Bernice Mays Studio and Hair Clinic -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2818 Old Dawson Road, Albany, GA (229) 942-5158

  3. Best Braids Inc -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1164 Clark Avenue, Albany, GA 31705-2219 (229) 878-0778

  4. Blessed Hands Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   812 West Oglethorpe Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 639-1561

  5. Braid Masters -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   613 North Davis Street, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 888-2613

  6. Braids and Beyond -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   126 North Magnolia Street, Albany, GA 31707 (229) 420-9911

  7. DreamWeavers Designs -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2723 Dawson Road Suite 2, Albany, GA (229) 638-4247

  8. Hair Creations in His Image by Kawambee -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1622 South Jefferson Street, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 878-0906

  9. La'mesha's Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   938 West Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31701-2441 (229) 434-1003

  10. Malik African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2401 C10 Dawson Rd Albany, GA 31707 (229) 430-1490

  11. Marie Africa Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1105 West Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31707 (229) 434-9243

  12. Martin Luther King Jr Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2034 Martn Lthr Kng Jr Drive, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 436-4890

  13. Tabernacle Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1117 West Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31707 (229) 431-3399

  14. Twyla's Anointed Hair Care Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1617 East Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31705 (229) 434-9550

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Albany-Macon Times -  Category: African American Newspaper -   813 Forsyth Street, Albany, GA, 31202 (912) 432-7070

  2. Albany Southwest Georgian -  Category: African American Newspaper -  Historically Black Newspaper founded by A.C. Searles   - 311-A S. Jackson St., Albany, GA 31701

  3. Albany State University -  Category: Historically Black College -   8504 College Dr., Albany, GA, 31705 (229) 430-4600   - (visit website)

  4. Capstone -  Category: Accounting -   We provide accounting, business consulting, personal and corporate tax preparation and solutions. Business financing, accounts payable funding, government contracting advisory, etc.   1301 N Madison St, Albany, GA (229) 603-0821

  5. Dezyre' Interior & Exterior -  Category: Inventory Services -   Consists of an Inventory Analysis consultant entering into your home, apartment, or place of business, and giving you a complete analysis of the contents inside or outside your home, apartment, or place of business.

    Inventory Analysis is great for insured home owners, apartment holders, and businesses in the event that your home, apartment or business, or the contents in your home, apartment, or business are destroyed such as: fire in the home, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, robbery, etc.   - P.O. Box 4946, Albany, GA (229) 395-1038   - (visit website)

  6. 100 Black Men of Albany, GA, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -   P. O. Box 5674, Albany, GA, 31705

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. Albany Civil Rights Institute -  Category: Organization -   326 Whitney Ave, Albany, GA (229) 432-1698  - (visit website)

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EDUCATION

  1. Albany State University -  Category: Colleges -   Albany State University is a four-year, state-supported, historically black university (HBCU) located in Albany, Georgia, United States. It is one of three HBCU's in the University System of Georgia.   - 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705 (229) 430-4600   - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Aunt Fannie's Checkered Apron -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   826 Byron Rd Albany, GA 31701 (229) 888-8416

  2. Blackbeard's-B & B Bar-B-Que -  Category: BBQ -   2209 N Slappey Blvd. Albany, Georgia 31701 (229) 878-6369

  3. Caribbean Flavor -  Category: Caribbean -   1303 S Jefferson St. Albany, Georgia 31701 (229) 430-5594

  4. Carter's Grill & Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   321 W Highland Ave. Albany, GA 31701 (229) 432-2098

  5. Charlie & Pearl Country Fried Chicken -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1610 S Jefferson St. Albany, GA 31701 (229) 888-3313

  6. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store -  Category: Soul Food -   1114 N Westover Blvd. Albany, Georgia 31707 (229) 420-0058

  7. Fish Chicken & Ribs -  Category: Fast Food -   2313 E Broad Ave. Albany, Georgia 31705 (229) 883-5747

  8. Georgia Bistro & Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -   441 Heard Ave. Albany, Georgia 31707 (229) 485-1279

  9. Glady's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -  2221 E Broad Ave, Albany, GA 31705-2358 (229) 888-5071  - (visit website)

  10. Hip Hop Fish & Chicken -  Category: Seafood -   1700 E Oglethorpe Blvd. Albany, Georgia 31705 (229) 878-0005

  11. Jamaican Cuisine Restaurant -  Category: Jamaican -   1421 N Jefferson St. Albany, Georgia 31701 (229) 431-1066

  12. Joe's Southern Cooking -  Category: Southern -   1904 N Slappey Blvd. Albany, Georgia 31701 (229) 883-1200

  13. J Soul Foods -  Category: Soul Food -   509 S Shadowlawn Dr. Albany, Georgia 31707 (229) 438-2514

  14. Mrs. Bea's Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1626 East Broad Avenue Albany, Georgia 31705 (229) 420-6996

  15. Shabazz Fish Supreme -  Category: Seafood -  241 E Oglethorpe Blvd. Albany, Georgia 31705 (229) 435-9148

  16. Todays Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   709 Cotton Ave. Albany, GA (229) 888-1550

  17. Wagner's Bar-B-Que -  Category: BBQ -   2408 Dawson Rd. Albany, Georgia 31707 (229) 446-8314

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Azusa Revival Conference


Coming to the Historical city of Albany,Georgia on Friday August 21, and Saturday August 22, 2015 we are in great expectation that the anointing of God and the out pouring of His spirit we change lives forever.

St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church

801 Swift Avenue Albany, Georgia

Friday August 21,2015 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday August 22,2015 @ 10:00am

The Revival That Shook The World In 1906 with William J. Seymour

" Southeastern Azusa Revival Conference "

Conference Visionary Archbishop W.A.Andrews for more information Email: Southeasternazusa@gmail.

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -  217 South Washington Street, Albany, GA 31701-2841 (229) 435-8589

  2. Emmanuel Church of God In Christ -  501 Bonneyview Street, Albany, GA 31707 (912) 888-9831

  3. Greater Faith Harvest Cogic -  1206 North Jackson Street, Albany, GA 31701-2056 (229) 435-4967

  4. Hour of Prayer Church of God In Christ -  946 West Broad Ave., Albany, GA 31701 (912) 639-0773

  5. The New Greater Grace Church of God in Christ -  205 S. Westover Blvd, Albany, GA 31707 (229) 439-7047

  6. Walker Tabernacle Church of God in Christ -  816 Martn Lthr Kng Jr Drive, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 436-8100

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Big Daddy's Lounge & Club -  Category: Lounge -   300 E Broad Ave, Albany, GA 31705 (229) 435-4465

  2. Disco Palace -  Category: Dance Club -   2220 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 883-9265

  3. House of Jazz -  Category: Upscale Jazz Lounge -   730 W Highland Ave, Albany, GA 31701 (229) 435-8446

  4. Jazz After Dark @ Club Eclipse -  Category: Jazz -   212 W Broad Ave, Albany, GA 31701 Downtown Albany   - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Mardi Gras Music Festival
    (March)   Location: 200 block of West Broad Ave., Albany, GA 31701   - (visit website)

    Live music from noon to midnight.


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