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S: American Civil Rights Movement Project B.Greene

BC: The Children's March | On May 2, more than a thousand students skipped school and gathered at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The principal of Parker High School attempted to lock the gates to keep students in, but they scrambled over the walls to get to the church.[55] Demonstrators were given instructions to march to the downtown area and integrate the chosen buildings. They were to leave in smaller groups and continue on their courses until arrested. Marching in disciplined ranks, some of them using walkie-talkies, they were sent at timed intervals from various churches to the downtown business area.[56] More than 600 students were arrested; the youngest of these was reported to be eight years old. Children left the churches while singing hymns and "freedom songs" such as "We Shall Overcome". They clapped and laughed while being arrested and awaiting transport to jail.

FC: American Civil Rights Movement Project | By: Blake

1: Lynching | Lynching was the 19th and 20th century practice of killing people by mob action in the United States of America. This type of murder is most often associated with hanging, although it sometimes included burning and other types of torture. It was rare for culprits of lynching to get punishment for their crimes.

2: Mahatma Gandhi | Was someone who beleived in nonviolent protests instead of violence. He did things such as marchs, boycotts, and strikes. His ideas spread when he protested in India for freedom of British rule.

3: Norman Rockwell was a famous artist who painted (above) Ruby Bridges.The painting shows a young African American girl, Ruby Bridges, flanked by white federal marshals, walking to school past a wall covered with racist graffiti. | Norman Rockwell

4: !13th Amendment | The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution did and and still continues to abolish slavery.

5: Escaped from slavery and helped others escape. Inspired generations of African Americans struggling for equality and civil rights. She was sometimes called 'Moses'. Someone wrote a book about her called Moses.

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