Unit 4 Novel Project- The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963


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Storyboard on the civil rights movement and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Storyboard Text

  • The Civil Rights Movement started in the year of 1954 and ended in 1968. African Americans did not have the same rights as Whites and were unjustly treated. 
  • Whites Only
  • This isn't fair!
  • Public Transportation
  • African American activists and citizens often lead movements and boycotts for their rights. One well-known boycott was the Montgomery, AL bus boycott.
  • The fight for justice wasn't always safe and put many innocent people in danger.
  •  Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
  • On September 15, 1963, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by a white supremacist group (the KKK). Four little girls died in the tragic event.  and several were injured.
  • The suspects who caused the bombing were indicted and were let off the hook unjustly. The case reopened several years late rand the suspects were put in jail for life. 
  • Fifty years after the bombing, the 4 girls who died: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley were honored and awarded  Congressional Gold Medals.
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