The Birmingham Children's Crusade Of 1963

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On May 2nd, 1963, thousands of African-American children marched through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, singing freedom songs.This vital effort being the Birmingham Children’s Crusade of 1963- a series of non-violent demonstrations with the goal of desegregating what? Birmingham’s schools, in a city that was known as the most segregated city in America. An event crucial to the progress of the Civil Rights Movement and a goal that was accomplished by children.
One of the main reasons these protests were so significant was because children were demonstrating and they were met with extreme violence. Children as young as 6 years old were faced with fire hoses and attacked by police dogs. Fragile and innocent six-year-olds were so severely

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