Black Children Arrested & Assaulted in Birmingham

Moments In Civil Rights History

On May 2, 1963, black children, trained in nonviolent tactics, gathered in Birmingham, Alabama, to protest racial segregation. Over the course of the protest, children were arrested, blasted with fire hoses, clubbed and attacked by dogs. Images of the children appeared on television and in newspapers around the world, provoking global outrage. The Birmingham, Alabama, Children's Crusade continued through May 10th. See the first-hand accounts of the Children's Crusade: Violence at the Children's March Images of Civil Rights

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