Birmingham Civil Rights Institute “Marching On: The Children’s Crusade”

March 18, 2013

Birmingham - Birmingham Civil Rights InstituteBIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Here’s a chance to walk in the shoes of a young African American during the time of segregation in Birmingham.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has opened a new exhibition sponsored by Coca-Cola called, “Marching On: The Children’s Movement at 50,” that tells the story of The Children’s March.

The Children’s March took place in May of 1963 when school children flooded the city’s streets to challenge segregation.

John Kelton, exhibit designer, urges everyone to come see the exhibit to reflect on the history of extraordinary social change in this city.

“As a special feature for this exhibit here we have brought the 16th Street Baptist Church into the exhibit gallery as an artifact. You’ll have to come to the Civil Rights Institute to see how we’ve done that,” said Kelton.

The exhibition will be going on until November 30 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.

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