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Civil Rights Museum For Children

By Declan Townes and Luka Tarabrin

Selma

Birmingham

Black Power

If you found this. You are pretty smart. Mr. Goldstein owes u a cookie.

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Black Power Movement

The Black Power Movement started right after Martin Luther King's death. This movement was almost the exact opposite of what MLK preached in his peaceful movement. In this movement blacks responded to violence with violence. Blacks that didn't support this movement were ridiculed, and not respected. Yet, this movement had one similarity with MLK's peaceful civil disobedience movement: a thirst for equallness to blacks and white.

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Black Power Artifacts

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This image shows Black Power Movement supporters protesting. This artifact is important to show that the Black Power Movement is not only violent but has some peaceful similarities to MLK's movement. Also, this artifact shows how people led protests for their movement.

The Black Power Movement supporters wore pins to show their devotion to the cause. This is an important artifact to show what the average supporter would do to show their support. Yet this is not the only pin worn by supporters. The Black Panther power group wore a different type of pin with a panther.

This is a poster from the Black Panther power group inviting people to come over and learn about their house. This is very important since if this artifact didn't exist the black power movement might not have gotten supporters. Also, this displays the logo and important people in the movement.

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Birmingham, 1963

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During the protests in Birmingham, violence by police officers was very heavy. Many people were arrested while protesting. Police dogs were brought out to help with arresting the protesters making a total of 3,400 people thrown and locked away. Once protesters had thought it wasn't worth it to keep going MLK brought in children to help protest. The thought of bringing kids into the protests was to stop the violence. People thought nobody would hurt a child right?

Birmingham Artifacts

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Birmingham, 1963 Artifacts

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In Birmingham in 1963 lots of violence happened. Cops ordered firefighters to spray any protesters with hoses which resulted in the injuries of many people. This artifact is important since it shows the violence people had to go through for their cause. Also, it shows the importance of pushing through to get what you want.

During the protest blacks fought back yelling throwing things and much more. Cops brought out a number of K9 units in order to fight off the protesters. This is an important yet gruesome picture showing the horrors protestors went through. This is important to show the things people did for Martin Luther King. You can see how good of a leader MLK was.

As a result of this violence lots of places were destroyed a few bombed aswell. After this event, the town remained very racist. Many Birmingham residents disagreed with being integrated. This shows how discouraged the Birmingham protesters were after the fact, knowing they did not accomplish much as a society.

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Selma Marches, 1965

The Selma marches happened to bring attention to equal voting rights, since Southerners were making it very difficult for blacks to vote. There were 3 Selma marches led by Martin Luther King. The first one ended with violence towards the protesters. The second was stopped by the government. The third one was protected by the government. This marches led to succer, since shortly a law was passed prohibiting southerners to stop blacks from voting.

Selma Artifacts

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Selma, 1965 Artifacts

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This image shows Martin Luther King marching in the first Selma March with his supporters. This image is important to show that MLK didn't just send his followers on marches while hiding himself. No, he was a great leader who led his people through brutal repression that he took on with himself at the front.

These are Selma marchers, going through with the march along with the American flag. This is an important picture to show not only the important supporters of the movement but also regular people. This shows what regular supporters do to support their movement.

This is the bridge Selma marchers tried to cross on their march. This is an important image since you can see the historical landmark where MLK marched himself. Also, this is the location where the marchers were stopped in the second march, and later, in the third march, protected through the crossing.