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Rights and Freedoms: Birmingham Campaign

Year 10 Mandatory History

African American Civil Rights Movement

In the 1960s Birmingham, Alabama was the largest industrial city in the South and according to Martin Luther King Jr. the most segregated city in America.

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A history of the African American civil rights movement, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Log in and search civil rights.

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It tells the story of the Children's March, the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, and the influence these events had on the faltering Civil Rights Movement in 1963. Also included are personal interviews we conducted with Barbara Cross, daughter of Reverend John Cross of the bombed church, and Clifton Casey, who demonstrated at age 16.

Martin Luther King Jr. Anti-segregation march. Peaceful marchers experience violence: police brutality & high pressure fire hoses

May 7, 1963: In Alabama, clashes between unarmed black demonstrators and police armed with dogs and fire hoses generated newspaper headlines throughout the world.


Explore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s pivotal role in focusing national attention on Civil Rights. Witness key demonstrations in Montgomery and Birmingham and hear Dr. King's stirring "I Have a Dream" speech, which inspired thousands in their quest for equality.


Letter from Birmingham Jail

From the Birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in longhand the letter which follows. It was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South.

Dr Martin Luther King Research Foundation

In April 1963 King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) joined with Birmingham, Alabama’s existing local movement, the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), in a massive direct action campaign to attack the city’s segregation system by putting pressure on

Birmingham became the center of the civil rights movement in spring 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. and his supporters in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference arrived with a plan they called “Project C”—for confrontation.