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Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support
Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support
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Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support

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.

 
ISBN978-0-7565-4446-1
6-Pack ISBN978-0-7565-4457-7
GRLW
Early Intervention   29
ATOS Level7
SubjectU.S. History, Political Science
Page Count64
Copyright2011
SeriesCaptured History
Teacher NotesYes
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Shelley Tougas

Shelley Tougas

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.

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