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In the spring of 1963, civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Alabama, were worried that their movement was losing momentum. The number of activists willing to go to jail was diminishing. But on May 2, the black children in Birmingham, Alabama, reshaped the civil rights movement. Braving fire hoses, police dogs and jail time, thousands of children took to the streets to march for their rights. They brought segregation to its knees. “That was really the tipping point in a tipping year,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, told PBS.
The Children’s March tells their story.
Directed by Robert Houston
2004, 40 minutes
Read Charlane Hunter-Gault’s essay in the New Yorker on the 50th Anniversary of the Children’s Crusade.