The Albany Movement of 1961-62 was one of the longest and most difficult struggles of the civil rights era, bringing direct protest to southwest Georgia. Those events play a pivotal role in "The Class of '65." Jim is pleased to have been invited to speak about the book at the Albany Civil Rights Institute, which commemorates that history in a facility next to the Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where the first mass meetings were held in the city. Clarence Jordan of Koinonia, which supported the movement, spoke at one of those assemblies, witnessed by Greg Wittkamper, the main character of the book.