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During the March

The Birmingham Children’s March began on May 2, 1963, dubbed D-Day. Between then and Monday, May 6, almost 2,500 young people were arrested and Birmingham’s jail cells were filled. Many young protesters were hosed; some were even attacked by dogs.

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Photo: Children wait to board the school bus that will take them to jail. ©Birmingham News. Used with permission.