Outing #23: What Will You March for?
Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
To continue our exploration of young social justice heroes and sheroes, the Adventure Whales visited the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Institute is across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church and park that hosted one of the crucial events of the US Civil Rights Movement—the Birmingham Children’s March of 1963.
To join us, check out BCRI’s Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement video series. Make sure that you see these clips:
We also watched the trailer for Mighty Times: The Children’s March, which paints a vivid picture of what the event felt like using interviews and historical photos. The Adventure Whales were captivated watching kids jumping out school windows to attend the march and their bravery as they were arrested.
Who were the heroes and sheroes of the Civil Rights Movement? What did they do that was brave?
How does racism and oppression impact people today?
What social justice issues are so important to you that you would attend a march or protest?
What do you think needs to change? Make a poster sharing your social justice message and put it up in a window.
You can also share your voice through BCRI’s When Resilience Speaks projec—the prompt is: "How is the COVID-19 pandemic is changing your community?"
Post a photo of your protest poster in the comments below, via Facebook, or by email!