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|Material Type:||Juvenile audience|
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|Description:||176 p. : ill., map ; 25 x 24 cm.|
|Contents:||"I want to go to jail" --
Audrey Faye Hendricks : "There wasn't a bombing that I wasn't at." --
Washington Booker III : "I was too rambunctious to be a little black kid in the South. That put me in a position to be killed." --
James W. Stewart : "No. I am not going to be confined." --
Arnetta Streeter : "We needed to do something right then." --
Collision course : "We shall march until victory is won." --
Project C : "Overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness" --
The foot soldiers : "We got to use what we got." --
May 2. D-Day : "They're coming out!" --
May 3. Double D-Day : You wondered how people could be so cruel." --
Views from other sides : What were they thinking? --
May 4-6, 1963 : "Deliver us from evil." --
May 7-10, 1963 : "Nothing was said...about the children." --
May 11-May 23 : It was the worst of times. It was the best of times." --
Freedom and fury : The walls fall down. --
|Other Titles:||We have got a job
1963 Birmingham Children's March
|Responsibility:||written by Cynthia Levinson.|
By May 1963, African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, had had enough of segregation and police brutality. But with their lives and jobs at stake, most adults were hesitant to protest the city's racist culture. Instead, children and teenagers--like Audrey, Wash, James, and Arnetta--marched to jail to secure their freedom. At a time when the civil rights movement was struggling, Birmingham's black youth answered Dr. Martin Luther King's call to "fill the jails" of their city. In doing so, they drew national attention to the cause, helped bring about the repeal of segregation laws, and inspired thousands of other young people to demand their rights. Combining extensive research and in-depth interviews with protestors, Cynthia Levinson recreates the events of the Birmingham Children's March from a new and very personal perspective.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
- Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
- African American students -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
- African American youth -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
- African Americans -- Civil rights.
- Civil rights movements.
- Birmingham (Ala.) -- History.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Birmingham (Ala.) -- History.
- Civil rights demonstrations -- Birmingham (Ala.) -- History.
- African American students -- Birmingham (Ala.) -- History.
- African American youth -- Birmingham (Ala.) -- History.