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Project C: Episode 1 - The Children's March

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Middle School | High School

US History

Project C- Episode 1 Clips


Length: 10:56

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Length: 06:08

The Children's March

Length: 05:09


Length: 02:00


In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was on the frontline of the American Civil Rights Movement. This first episode explores these events as our student reporters begin a journey to discover how the civil rights movement is still relevant today. On the way they visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Bethel Baptist Church and more, to speak with experts. Then Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Ahmad Ward, Director of Education for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, answer viewer questions.




Google - My Maps

Separate and Unequal in 1963:
How Can We Create a Fair Society?

Issue Guide

This issue guide is a companion piece to Project C. It was created to encourage open discussions and civic engagement by highlighting important events and actions within the civil rights movement. Click here for the E-book

The book was developed by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life which is a non-profit organization that works with citizens who want to make positive, innovative decisions that lead to action in their communities on issues that concern them. The center works to encourage sustainable community practices that are aimed at building and preserving a healthy democracy.

Discussion Questions  (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. What is the mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute?
  2. What was the key tactic of the American Civil Rights Movement?
  3. In what year did the Birmingham Campaign and The Children's March take place?
  4. What inspired Ms. Janice Kelsey to join The Children's March?

For additional educational resources visit these sites:

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute education site

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom Civil Rights Movement Unit:
Lesson 3: Birmingham 1963

Kids in Birmingham 1963

PBS Civil Rights Resources

Mighty Times | The Children's March Teaching Tolerance


Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is made possible through the generous support of:

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  • Jefferson County Cy Pres Fund
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  • Stephens Foundation
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