Birmingham civil rights movement

Civil Rights
9:47 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

How The Media Covered The Civil Rights Movement: The Children's March

The Birmingham Fire Department point a hose at demonstrators.
Birmingham News/Birmingham Bar Foundation

Images of young black protesters being hit with fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 Birmingham are considered iconic. Hank Klibanoff saw them too. He was a fourteen year old paperboy in Florence when the Children’s march took place. He’s a Pulitzer Prize winner now. And what strikes him is where civil rights coverage wound up in the daily paper…

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Arts & Life
6:51 am
Mon January 28, 2013

City to Spend $100K on 'Foot Soldiers' Monument

Birmingham officials say the "foot soldiers" monument will be placed near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, shown here.
discoverblackheritage.com

The city of Birmingham expects to spend about $100,000 on a monument honoring "foot soldiers" of the civil rights movement.


The mayor's office says the city will award $10,000 to the designer who comes up with a memorial to the ordinary people who participated in the movement.


Another $90,000 will be spent on the monument itself based on a statement from the city.

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