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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Birmingham and the Children’s March

  • Aired: 04/26/2013
  • 10:13
  • Rating: NR
In May 1963, hundreds of children—some as young as six years old—faced police dogs, fire hoses and arrest, to march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Managing editor Kim Lawton looks at the march's legacy and interviews some of those who marched as children, including University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski.
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Fifty years ago, they braved police dogs and fire hoses to march against segregation.
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