The Fight for Civil Rights

In 1963, images of snarling police dogs unleashed against non-violent protesters and of children being sprayed with high-pressure hoses appeared in print and television news across the world. These dramatic scenes from Birmingham, Alabama, of violent police aggression against civil rights protesters were vivid examples of segregation and racial injustice in America.

Young, male, African American protester being attacked by police dogs

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Last updated: January 13, 2017

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