While spending many days in prison after he was arrested at the march, photographs of police and dogs attacking the children drew nationwide attention. King told him and the other children, “What you do this day will have an impact on children yet unborn.” He continues, “I’ll never forget that.
I can say that a little more generously now than I could have then.” Phil Hutchings’ father was a lifetime member of the NAACP, but couldn’t support his son when he moved toward radicalism and Black Power in the late 1960s. the first person in the family who had a chance to complete a college education.
Hutchings reflects on the way their different approaches to the struggle divided the two men, a common generational divide for many families who lived through those times: “He just couldn’t go beyond a certain point.
twitter facebook Ordinary People&body="One Big Birthday Present": Judith Guest on Robert Redford's Adaptation of Ordinary People class="wac-social-link email", was published, I got a letter from Robert Redford telling me that he’d received my manuscript from his reader in New York City and wanted to let me know how much he’d enjoyed it.
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Joyce Ladner answers this question in her interview with the Civil Rights History Project, pointing to the strong support of her elders in shaping her future path: “The Movement was the most exciting thing that one could engage in.
I often say that, in fact, I coined the term, the ‘Emmett Till generation.’ I said that there was no more exciting time to have been born at the time and the place and to the parents that movement, young movement, people were born to…
I remember so clearly Uncle Archie who was in World War I, went to France, and he always told us, ‘Your generation is going to change things.’” Several activists interviewed for the Civil Rights History Project were in elementary school when they joined the movement.
Freeman Hrabowski was 12 years old when he was inspired to march in the Birmingham Children’s Crusade of 1963.
As a child, Clara Luper attended many meetings of the NAACP Youth Council in Oklahoma City because her mother, Marilyn, was the leader of this group.
She remembers, “We were having an NAACP Youth Council meeting, and I was eight years old at that time.