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Bill Hudson's image of Parker High School student Walter Gadsden being attacked by dogs in Birmingham, Alabama was published in The New York Times on May 4, 1963.

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On May 10, 1963 after months of protest and negotiation, a council representing businesses in downtown Birmingham reached an agreement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC. The council agreed to desegregate and hire black clerical workers and sales associates. #TodayInBlackHistory

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The Letter from Birmingham Jail, composed by Martin Luther King, Jr from his cell in the Birmingham City Jail and dated April 16, 1963, was a seminal document that established the moral foundations for the non-violent civil rights demonstrations of the Birmingham campaign. http://abacus.bates.edu/admin/offices/dos/mlk/letter.html

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African American children are attacked by dogs and water cannons during the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a protest against segregation. (photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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The Barber of Birmingham: Integrating the Schools,The Birmingham campaign, or 1963 Birmingham movement, was a movement organized in early 1963 by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to bring attention to the integration efforts of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel, Fred Shuttlesworth and others,

On this day in history In the spring of 1963, activists in Birmingham, Alabama launched one of the most influential campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement: Project C, better known as The Birmingham Campaign.

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The front page of The Detroit News on May 4, 1963, features news of the Birmingham Campaign, a movement to protest racial segregation in the very divided city.

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