One of the most inspiring stories of the Civil Rights Movement is the Children’s Crusade of 1963, Birmingham, Alabama. Students all over the south led a protest to end segregation by protesting the governmental system which caught the attention of President Kennedy. Organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to bring attention to integration, their efforts were successful.
Known as “D-Day” they exited their classrooms and gather at 16th Street Baptist Church. They filled up the jails until released to continue their protest back on the streets. Hundreds and Thousands of students from Alabama to Tennessee fought as a community of leaders with no limits. The youngest protestor, 4 years old. When asked what he was fighting for he said “teedom.” This protest caught the attention of many civil rights activist, Dr. King assisted, Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and President Kennedy declared the end of segregation in 1964. The Children’s Crusade was a huge part of the Civil Rights Movement that led to integrating school systems.
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