Introduction to the Children's Crusade, 1963

On May 2, 1963, hundreds of students skipped classes and marched to downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The students were arrested and taken to jail in droves. The following day, as more students gathered peacefully, they were met with violence by the police and images of children being hit by police clubs, bitten by police dogs, and blasted by high-pressure firehose shocked the world. This presentation by Victoria Basulto is an introduction to that story. This presentation will reinforce the following presentation on Feb. 20th when we will hear from Melvin Todd who participated in the marches as a child.

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