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Children's March & The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

The Children's March and the 16th Street Church Bombing at Birmingham played a big role in the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 to end segregation.

Jennifer Veliz

on 26 February 2011

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Transcript of Children's March & The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Children's March 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing 1963 4 girls died hundreds of children got arrested and In the Civil Rights Movement Purpose was to end segregation Bombed 15th September White man was seen getting out of the church placing a box undre the church steps. children would meet at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The children sang "FREEDOM" the whole time they were marching. Police officers used school buses to take children to jail. At Birmgham, Alabama The police would beat them, send dogs after them, and sprayed them with water from high-power hoses. Also know as "The Children's Crusade" 23 people were hurt From May 2-4 Malcom X was against the march. He said, "real man don't put their children on the firing line." Brought national force to bear on issue of segregation Children skipped school to participate in the march Birmingham was also know as " Bombingham" because of the many black churches bombed A place that was full of racial tentions About the Children's March : About the 16th Street Church Bombing : A black church. At the end, desegregation was made. THE END Bobby Frank Cherry, Thomas Blanton, Herman Frank Cash, and Robert Chambliss, members of United Klans of America, a Ku Klux Klan group, planted a box of the bomb where It marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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