Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support

Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support

by Shelley Tougas


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Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support by Shelley Tougas

In May 1963 news photographer Charles Moore was on hand to document the Children’s Crusade, a civil rights protest. But the photographs he took that day did more than document an event; they helped change history. His photograph of a trio of African-American teenagers being slammed against a building by a blast of water from a fire hose was especially powerful. The image of this brutal treatment turned Americans into witnesses at a time when hate and prejudice were on trial. It helped rally the civil rights movement and energized the public, making civil rights a national problem needing a national solution. And it paved the way for Congress to finally pass laws to give citizens equal rights regardless of the color of their skin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756544461
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: Captured History Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 882,421
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Shelley Tougas worked in journalism and public relations before writing children’s books. She is the author of Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration, which was among Booklist’s 2011 Top Ten Editors’ Choices. Shelley lives, writes, and reads in North Mankato, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Children March 4

Chapter 2 The Growth of Conscience 12

Chapter 3 Rallying the Nation 31

Chapter 4 The Struggle Continues 42

Timeline 56

Glossary 60

Additional Resources 61

Source Notes 62

Select Bibliography 63

Index 64

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