Unit 4 Novel Project- The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963
By samyukthathotta, Updated
Storyboard on the civil rights movement and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
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.
This isn't fair!
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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