African American children are attacked by dogs and water cannons during the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a protest against segregation. (photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

African American children are attacked by dogs and water cannons during the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a protest against segregation. (photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Lola Mae Haynes Hendricks was corresponding secretary for Fred Shuttlesworth’s Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights from 1956 to 1963. She assisted Wyatt Walker in planning the early portions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s involvement in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign during ...Lola Mae Haynes Hendricks was corresponding secretary for Fred Shuttlesworth’s Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights from 1956 to 1963. She assisted Wyatt Walker in planning the early…

Lola Mae Haynes Hendricks was corresponding secretary for Fred Shuttlesworth’s Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights from 1956 to 1963. She assisted Wyatt Walker in planning the early portions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s involvement in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign during ...Lola Mae Haynes Hendricks was corresponding secretary for Fred Shuttlesworth’s Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights from 1956 to 1963. She assisted Wyatt Walker in planning the early…

Birmingham Campaign (1963) and MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Birmingham Campaign (1963) and MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail

during the Birmingham Alabama riots, thousands of children met at the church to protest and upon protesting they were hosed down by firefighters.     Children.

during the Birmingham Alabama riots, thousands of children met at the church to protest and upon protesting they were hosed down by firefighters. Children.

On May 10, 1963 after months of protest and negotiation, a council representing businesses in downtown Birmingham reached an agreement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC. The council agreed to desegregate and hire black clerical workers and sales associates. #TodayInBlackHistory

On May 10, 1963 after months of protest and negotiation, a council representing businesses in downtown Birmingham reached an agreement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC. The council agreed to desegregate and hire black clerical workers and sales associates. #TodayInBlackHistory

Diane Nash: In 1962, she was sentenced to two years in prison for teaching nonviolent tactics to children in Jackson, MS, although she was four months pregnant. She was later released on appeal. Nash played a major role in the Birmingham de-segregation campaign of 1963 and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign of 1965

Diane Nash: In 1962, she was sentenced to two years in prison for teaching nonviolent tactics to children in Jackson, MS, although she was four months pregnant. She was later released on appeal. Nash played a major role in the Birmingham de-segregation campaign of 1963 and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign of 1965

The May 2, 1963, launch of the Children's Crusade during the Birmingham Campaign of the civil rights movement saw City Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor authorize the arrest of young protesters, as well as crowd control with fire hoses and police dogs.

The May 2, 1963, launch of the Children's Crusade during the Birmingham Campaign of the civil rights movement saw City Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor authorize the arrest of young protesters, as well as crowd control with fire hoses and police dogs.

Bill Hudson's image of Parker High School student Walter Gadsden being attacked by dogs in Birmingham, Alabama was published in The New York Times on May 4, 1963.

Bill Hudson's image of Parker High School student Walter Gadsden being attacked by dogs in Birmingham, Alabama was published in The New York Times on May 4, 1963.

On this day in history In the spring of 1963, activists in Birmingham, Alabama launched one of the most influential campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement: Project C, better known as The Birmingham Campaign.

On this day in history In the spring of 1963, activists in Birmingham, Alabama launched one of the most influential campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement: Project C, better known as The Birmingham Campaign.

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