We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Product Description: This book tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alalama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi's and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s precept to fill the jails, they succeeded where adults had failed in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America. Featuring four of the original participants, We've Got a Job recounts the astonishing events before, during, and after the Children's March.

Age Level: 9-12
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers