- Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
- Miriam McClendon
- Contributor to Resource:
- McClendon, Miriam
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Date of Original:
- African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham
Women civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham
African American teenagers--Alabama--Birmingham
Civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham
African American women--Alabama--Birmingham
African American children--Alabama--Birmingham
African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham
African Americans--Violence against
Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham
Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham
Social justice--United States
Children's Crusade, 1963
Wenonah High School
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964
Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
- 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, 1941-1998
- United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.52066, -86.80249
- instructional materials
oral histories (literary works)
video recordings (physical artifacts)
- 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.
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- Rights Holder:
- 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.
ca. 6 m.
- Contributing Institution:
- WGBH Educational Foundation