Birmingham 1963: How A Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support

ISBN-10: 0756544467
ISBN-13: 9780756544461
Author: Tougas, Shelley
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Capstone

Publication Date: January 2011

Copyright: 2011

Page Count: 64


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Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: 980L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Photography

Description
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.
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