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Teaching Why the Children of Birmingham Marched

Why the Children of Birmingham Marched

In May of 1963, Black 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. She could only go to the one with broken swings and bare dirt. James Stewart, who was 12, couldn't play baseball on the field with a freshly marked diamond. If he stood by the fence to watch White boys play there, a policeman might order him to "move along."

Cynthia Levinson
Cricket Media


How did the children of Birmingham, Alabama, contribute to the Civil Rights Movement?


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