December - Albany, GA - Black leaders and SNCC activists organized protests in Albany. Dr. King was invited in by local leaders, over the protests of SNCC members, to speak and lead the March in hopes of capturing media and national attention. King was later arrested and bailed out by Albany's police chief (which was unknown at the time). SNCC later criticized King for his willingness to be bailed out rather than to stay in jail. After nine months of organizing, King departed and Albany's protest was seen as a failure because it did not have any concrete gains or victories.