Little Known Black History Fact: Project C

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    On May 2, 1963 a large crowd of black teens came rushing through the doors of the 16th Street Baptist Church in protest of Bull Connors‘ election and the growing discrimination in Birmingham. The strategy to combat the racist policy and associated deaths was labeled as Project C (for Confrontation). This strategy would include the use of more children.

    The Birmingham police arrested over 700 children and adults that same day. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was the period in which King wrote his “Letters from Birmingham Jail.”

    The next day, over 1,000 activists, many of them teens, protested on the streets and were brutally hosed down by order of Bull Connor. Within one week of the Project C protests, 2,500 young people occupied the jails of Birmingham.

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    3 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: Project C

    1. These are the people who deserve being awarded The Congressional Gold Medal! Why are victims such as 4 little girls or the people killed in the Twin Towers, who had no agenda, being awarded the CGM?

    2. Articles like this keep blacks in shakles… Don’t ever forget, don’t ever let it go, cling to the past and you will never overcome it… You are still slaves today…. You will never be free.

      • I AGREE , the lack of understanding of what our history means as a tool to overcome our current struggles leaves u in mental chains. so your misguided statement has validity but lacks any weight YOU OR NO ONE ELSE CAN ENSLAVE ME OR MY BREATHEN, THE SHACKLES OF IGNORANCE ARE FOR US TO UNLOCK,SO THANK YOU , STATEMENTS LIKE THAT INDICATE THAT RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SUBLIMINAL FORM AND ALSO DEFINES WHAT A TRUE “NIGGER” IS

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