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The Resource We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March, Cynthia Levinson

We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March, Cynthia Levinson

Label
We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Title
We've got a job
Title remainder
the 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Levinson
Title variation
  • We have got a job
  • 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963
  • By May 1963, African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, had had enough of segregation and police brutality. But with their lives and jobs at stake, most adults were hesitant to protest the city's racist culture. Instead, children and teenagers--like Audrey, Wash, James, and Arnetta--marched to jail to secure their freedom. At a time when the civil rights movement was struggling, Birmingham's black youth answered Dr. Martin Luther King's call to "fill the jails" of their city. In doing so, they drew national attention to the cause, helped bring about the repeal of segregation laws, and inspired thousands of other young people to demand their rights. Combining extensive research and in-depth interviews with protestors, Cynthia Levinson recreates the events of the Birmingham Children's March from a new and very personal perspective
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.1196/0730761781
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 1020
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
F334.B69
LC item number
N4476 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.4
  • 8.6
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
Target audience
juvenile
Label
We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March, Cynthia Levinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I want to go to jail" -- Audrey Faye Hendricks : "There wasn't a bombing that I wasn't at." -- Washington Booker III : "I was too rambunctious to be a little black kid in the South. That put me in a position to be killed." -- James W. Stewart : "No. I am not going to be confined." -- Arnetta Streeter : "We needed to do something right then." -- Collision course : "We shall march until victory is won." -- Project C : "Overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness" -- The foot soldiers : "We got to use what we got." -- May 2. D-Day : "They're coming out!" -- May 3. Double D-Day : You wondered how people could be so cruel." -- Views from other sides : What were they thinking? -- May 4-6, 1963 : "Deliver us from evil." -- May 7-10, 1963 : "Nothing was said...about the children." -- May 11-May 23 : It was the worst of times. It was the best of times." -- Freedom and fury : The walls fall down. -- Afterworld
Control code
1346932
Dimensions
25 x 24 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781561456277
Lccn
2011031738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1346932
  • (Sirsi) 1346932
  • (OCoLC)746154092
Label
We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March, Cynthia Levinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I want to go to jail" -- Audrey Faye Hendricks : "There wasn't a bombing that I wasn't at." -- Washington Booker III : "I was too rambunctious to be a little black kid in the South. That put me in a position to be killed." -- James W. Stewart : "No. I am not going to be confined." -- Arnetta Streeter : "We needed to do something right then." -- Collision course : "We shall march until victory is won." -- Project C : "Overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness" -- The foot soldiers : "We got to use what we got." -- May 2. D-Day : "They're coming out!" -- May 3. Double D-Day : You wondered how people could be so cruel." -- Views from other sides : What were they thinking? -- May 4-6, 1963 : "Deliver us from evil." -- May 7-10, 1963 : "Nothing was said...about the children." -- May 11-May 23 : It was the worst of times. It was the best of times." -- Freedom and fury : The walls fall down. -- Afterworld
Control code
1346932
Dimensions
25 x 24 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781561456277
Lccn
2011031738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1346932
  • (Sirsi) 1346932
  • (OCoLC)746154092

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