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Provides an unflinching exploration of Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, when a series of protests including the Children's March, changed a community and country. Told through the perspectives of four participants, the book relates history with an immediacy and authenticity rarely found in such nonfiction. NOTE: Since the book features eyewitness accounts and quotes from major players, racially insensitive language is used within appropriate historical contexts. Some young adults may need direction in understanding the usage of terms that are inappropriate in contemporary society.
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Discusses the events of the four thousand African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history seen through the eyes of four young people at the center of the action.

The 1963 Birmingham Children's March was a turning point in American history. In the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, the fight for civil rights lay in the hands of children like Audrey Hendricks, Wash Booker, James Stewart, and Arnetta Streeter. We've Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary, middle, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail between May 2 and May 11, 1963. The children succeeded —where adults had failed—in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America.

By combining in-depth, one-on-one interviews and extensive research, author Cynthia Levinson recreates the events of the Birmingham Children's March from a new and very personal perspective.
 
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