Children

Police Dogs Attack Demonstrators, Birmingham Protests
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The Children's Crusade

On May 2, 1963, more than one thousand students skipped classes and gathered at Sixth Street Baptist Church to march to downtown Birmingham and protest in an organizing action now known as the Children’s Crusade.Read More

Stained glass rosette shard from the 16th Street Baptist Church ca. 1963
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America Sees the Truth

On September 15, 1963, an explosion shattered the quiet of a Sunday morning, blowing apart the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four young girls who were getting ready for Sunday School were killed almost instantly. Denise McNair...Read More