The Children's March was held in Birmingham, Alabama. It had began on May 2, 1963. It was a march that led over a thousand African American kids to march in Birmigham. Their plan was to get arrested and fill up the jails in Birmingham. This was a plan that Dr. KIng thought would help segregation. Not all of the children's parents agreed to letting them march, but despite the fact that their parents did not agree, they had a feeling of empowerment, and they marched anyway.
On the first day of this march, kids fled from classrooms as soon as they got the signal "It was time". Some teachers looked away as their kids fled acting as if they did not know what was happening, but others silently helped them out and quietlty returned to the kids that stayed.
Kids were coming from everywhere to march on Birmingham, hundreds turned into thousands, and that turned into a march, that was worth the right to be heard. Bull Conor didn't think so. He wanted all those kids taken down because he believed in racism and segregation.
More kids came after day one. On the radio they had a secret code for these days. Martin Luther King Jr. arranged this so the kids could stay updated with the march. They called these days "D-day". The kids walked around knowing what was happening, and took pride in their mission.
When they marched, they marched for a long time until they were getting carried away, and going to jail. This was a dangerous task. It was difficult because once the council got a hold of what the children were doing they brought out police dogs, and high pressure hoses. The police dogs, and hoses were used to attack the kids and scare them away. Although the kids did keep marching most of the kids that were victims of the high pressure hoses had clothing torn off. The kids that were attacked by the police dogs could have been seriously injured and the thought to do that was wrong.
In the picture to the left, with Bull conor, the men that are behind him are the police officers that were used to take the children to jail, and settle them down. They were all white and didn't even dare to think about what the cause of the Children's March and all there commotion was about.