Friday, March 29, 2013

Racial Discrimination and the Civil Rights Movement

Fifty years ago the stage was being set in Birmingham, Alabama for the important events of the Civil Rights Movement. Birmingham was considered the most racist place in the U.S. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth had asked Dr. M.L. King,Jr. to come down and lead a non-violent protest. He and the other leaders of Southern Christian Leadership Conference were sure they would get all the black adults marching with them, and they knew Bull Connor would have them arrested. The plan was to fill the jails and get the media - and therefore, -the nation's attention.
Stay tuned and I'll let you know what happened.

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