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Miriam McClendon

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Title:Miriam McClendon

Miriam McClendon was 14 years old when she became involved in the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama. In this video segment, McClendon describes how she left school to participate in the Children's Crusade of 1963 and was then arrested and jailed for several days.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 3-12.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | Videorecordings
Subjects:McClendon, Miriam | Bevel, James L. (James Luther), 1936-2008 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Carmichael, Stokely | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | Women civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | African American teenagers--Alabama--Birmingham | Arrest--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | African American women--Alabama--Birmingham | African American children--Alabama--Birmingham | Students--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Violence against | Intimidation--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Social justice--United States | Race Relations | Equality | Children's Crusade, 1963 | Wenonah High School | Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.) | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Miles College | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.)
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.) | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation | McClendon, Miriam
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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