“Don’t worry about your children… For they are doing a job not only for themselves but for all of America and for all mankind.”

– 1963, Martin Luther King, The Children’s Crusade.

The Silent Protest Parade

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NAACP Silent Protest Parade, Fifth Avenue, New York City | 1917

We march because by the grace of God and the force of truth the dangerous, hampering walls of prejudice and inhuman injustices must fall.

THE BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S CRUSADE

The Children’s March tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today’s young people to be catalysts for positive social change.

It was directed by Robert Houston & produced by Robert Hudson. In 2005, the film won an Oscar at the 77th Academy Awards for Documentary Short Subject. The film was co-produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center & HBO.

Rhyan LaMarr – Fight Another Day

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“Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.”

– John Lewis

Student and Alumni Voices

Jurne Smith
Azaria G.

“As we witness this old conversation of racial injustice become amplified after the events that took place in the summer of 2020, it is imperative that we have these conversations and create actionable items that can move the needle towards equality for all citizens.”

– Phillip Marsh

Yathrip Abdelgadir
Tatianna Wilkins

Recommended Faculty Reading

Cerise Glenn Manigault, Department of 
Communication Studies.
Tara T. Green, Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies.
Omar H. Ali, Dean of Lloyd International Honors College and Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies.