In 1963 three to four thousand children marched in the streets of Birmingham, AL to protest racial segregation. Despite their age, snarling dogs and firehoses were still turned on them, and many were arrested and sent to jail. Considered one of the most effective marches during the Civil Rights Movement, it is now one of the least known incidences from that time. I know I had never heard of it until local author Cynthia Levinson wrote her book, We’ve Got a Job.
Fortunately that book will soon be available, and we are celebrating with a release party at the Carver Museum. Dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material, the museum offers gallery and online exhibits, programs, classes, theatre productions, a genealogy center, and this weekend, the release party for Cynthia Levison’s new book.
Come join us when Cynthia tells us about the dozens of participant interviews she collected and her journey to writing this book. It should be a fascinating tale.
Where: Carver Museum
When: March 3 @ 3 pm
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