Oct. 2013964 words
890LIn May of 1963, African American children in Birmingham, Alabama, helped CHANGE the United States FOREVER. Six-year-old Audrey Hendricks knew not to go to the playground with the clean sandbox and sturdy monkey bars....
Feb. 2008572 words
860LSchool buses filled with laughing and singing students drove down the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. It was the morning of May 2, 1963, but the children were not going to school. They were going to jail. That morning,...
Sept. 2013182 words
1070LIn May 1963, black children in Birmingham, Alabama, found courage in singing. Civil rights leaders had launched a campaign to desegregate the city, but their effort was losing ground. On May 2, hundreds of children,...
Apr. 22, 20132,252 words
900LCarolyn McKinstry was a straight-A student and a spelling bee champion. But on May 2, 1963, the 15-year-old high school sophomore skipped school to join thousands of other students marching to Kelly Ingram Park in...
Oct. 2013331 words
800LThe CHILDREN who marched, sang, and prayed under blasting fire hoses were acting non-violently. They showed the world the power of PEACEFUL PROTEST. Martin Luther King, Jr., had studied ideas of nonviolent protest...
Oct. 2013355 words
970LHere's what Christa Armantrout's class at Elsa England Elementary School in Austin, Texas, has to say about Birmingham. What words would you use to describe what happened in Birmingham? HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD...
Oct. 2013492 words
630LThere is more than one side to every story. Imagine that you could hear the voices of Birmingham in May 1963. This is what they might have said. LUCILLE LYONS: STUDENT PROTESTER My heart is fluttering in my chest....
Oct. 2013291 words
780LOn Thursday, May 2, 1963, about 800 black students skipped school and gathered at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. From there, the young people would march toward city hall. They were demanding an...
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