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Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign: First-Person Accounts

Birmingham, Alabama
Thursday, May 2, 2013

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign in Alabama. The protests gained national attention after local officials used dogs and water cannons on kids after they took to the streets in what was known as the “Children’s Crusade.” This event features first-person accounts of the events in Birmingham that spring, including remarks by those who took part in the children’s protest, as well as student leaders of a boycott of segregated businesses. The discussion took place at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. 

Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:36am (ET)

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