50 years later, recalling the young ‘foot soldiers’ of the civil rights struggle
In May 1963, thousands of Birmingham school children faced police dogs, fire hoses and possible arrest to demonstrate against segregation. Photo courtesy Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
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“The Academy Award for best short-form documentary goes to, Mighty Times: The Children’s March,” so said the celebrity announcer at the 2005 Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California. Producer, Robert Hudson and director, Bobby Houston rose to their feet and went to the elaborate stage to accept the Oscar statue. They had so, expertly, re-told on film, the story of the youngest heroes of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama, that they were being awarded the highest award......
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
1963 - The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, kills four girls and marks a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It helps build support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Esta fotografía estuvo oculta en la página de un periódico con el monótono titular “Marcha pacífica del KKK.” Es una poderosa imagen de las relaciones raciales en el sur de los Estados Unidos. Estuvo unos veinte años extraviada y casi no se vuelve a publicar de nuevo. La foto impacta y transmite emociones encontradas al mostrar a un niño ataviado con la ropa del Ku Klux Klan que juega con el escudo de asalto de un sorprendido guardia afroamericano.
AFFRILACHIANS | The term Affrilachian, coined in the early 1990's by Kentucky poet Frank X Walker. Walker sought to recognize people who are both African American and Appalachian, and to recover the multiracial identify of the region. The people of the southern mountains were, from early settlement days, a community of white, Native American, and African American families. Photo: AME Zion Congregation (courtesy of Hunter Library Special Collections, WCU)
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