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Kids in Birmingham 1963

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1961
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements

KidsinBirminghamIn the documented history of Birmingham, Alabama’s pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, a few names stand out — mainly the names of people who committed racial atrocities in 1963 or of people who led the marches that filled the jail cells and helped turn the nation around.

Mamie King-Chalmers.

Mamie King-Chalmers. Source: Kids in Birmingham 1963

But there are thousands of other names, those of the people who were young enough to be in school yet old enough to recognize that we were witnesses to historic events.

Kids in Birmingham 1963 offers a rich collection of first-person accounts by people who were children or youth in Birmingham in 1963. [Description from website.]

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