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THE BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S MARCH

In 1963, Martin Luther King's civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama was not producing results after weeks of peaceful demonstrations. Public opinion remained unchanged and Dr. King's goal of ending segregation was in danger of being defeated. 

A change in strategy was needed to help the movement and it came in the form of children...school children...whose peaceful marches and active moral witness transformed, arguably redeemed, America. The Birmingham Children's March, an interactive theater experience, is a dramatization of these 1963 events in Birmingham, Alabama. 

This 40 minute performance features freedom songs, speeches, testimonies, and character-driven drama, all happening around the audience. 

The Birmingham Children's March is available as a school assembly performance. Please visit our School Assemblies page or call 773.708.0466 for more information.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S MARCH