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Washington Booker, III

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Title:Washington Booker, III
Date:1963
Description:

In May of 1963, black elementary, middle, and high school students in Birmingham left school to participate in a four-day civil rights demonstration. Washington Booker was among approximately 2,000 students who were arrested and jailed for their part in what came to be known as the Children's Crusade. In this interview, Booker describes his experience.

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.

Lesson plans using this resource: Taking a Stand.

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 | Oral histories | Transcripts | Moving images
Subjects:Booker, Washington, 1949- | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | African American men--Alabama--Birmingham | African American children--Alabama--Birmingham | African American boys--Alabama--Birmingham | Students--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Violence against | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Discrimination in public accommodations--Alabama--Birmingham | Discrimination in restaurants--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Arrest--Alabama--Birmingham | African American soldiers | Social justice--United States | Race Relations | Equality | Children's Crusade, 1963 | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Birmingham Black Barons (Baseball team) | Black Panther Party | 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 | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation | Washington, Booker, 1949-
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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