The struggle for Civil Rights incorporated all scales of Birmingham residents, even children. Even facing Bull Connor's firehoses and police army, the children marched for freedom. Their imprisonment and mistreatment induced outrage across the nation and change for Alabama. "A Dangerous Business: Children on the Front Lines" by Michael Sznajderman, Alabama Heritage Fall 2003, Issue 70 #civilrights #alabamahistory
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.
Miembros del Cuerpo de Ejército de la Mujer (WAC) posan en el Camp Shanks, Nueva York, antes de salir de Nueva York, puerto de embarque el 2 de febrero de 1945. Las mujeres están con el primer contingente de mujeres de color WAC americanas para ir al extranjero por la guerra.
The Freedom Summer volunteers took the baton from another group called the Freedom Riders, who risked their lives to challenge segregated travel centers in the South. Description from pbs.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images