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Part Two: No Easy Walk

Instructions

Watch “Eyes on the Prize: No Easy Walk” segment on Birmingham and the Children’s Crusade. Have students address the following questions in small groups or in their journals.

  1. Why did the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights make the decision to use children in the campaign?
  2. Why were parents discouraged from posting bail for their children?
  3. What do you think King meant when he stated that the demonstrations allowed children to develop “a sense of their own stake in freedom and justice?”
  4. How might you have responded to the call to participate in the demonstrations?
  5. What sacrifices would you be willing to make for a cause you care about? Be specific.

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