We've got a job

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We've got a job

We've got a Job is about the 1963 Birmingham Children's March.The childrens march showed that not only adults faught for equal rights.

“I want to go to jail,” Audrey told her mother. AudreyFaye Hendricks believed in freedom, even though she was just a child. Freedom had its cost. Jail was one of them. She was willing to sacrafice for her rights, as many other children were. Of course, her family was worried, but they didn't support her any less. In fact, they supported her so much that they made sure she went to jail and faught for her rights.

Here are some of the people who played a key role in this march, as well as civil rights.

We've Got A Job

By: Cynthia Levinson

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AudreyFaye Hendricks

Though he didnt grow up in a "rich" invironment as a child, he was appriciative of what he had. He got a job at the age of 9,six days a week for 8 years. With this jab, he was able to help his family move to a nicer house than they had before, with lighting, hot water, etc.He was very rambunctious. He got kicked out of school in the fourth grade because the teacher threatened to beat him, but he wasn't having that. He couldn't get the idea across his mind of childrean actually volunteering to be taken to jail. He didnt attend any mass meetings or protest. He spent most of his time skipping school to drift off into the woods and starting campfires with his friends or the library to read.

James didnt have that rough of a background because his parents were well-educated professionals. He was middle class. Children from the projects were surprised that James would welcome them over because they thought that since he was middle class, James wouldnt want to be involved with them. He was sucessful in his academics and kind to everyone. There was a "problem" to him, though. He felt that because his skin was lighter, he differed from all his friends. He mostly grew up around a african american community and didn't use the word "black" because that was a fighting word. He was still considered african american to the whites and had the same triumphs as the african americans with darker skin. He knew he had to make a change. He didn't really do sit in's, but he did participate in marches.

She always wanted to be a nun when she grew up. When she became one, she mingled nicely with whites because all nuns were considered white. She was sometimes called names because she was light skined, but she said that if you din't know she was african american, she could have passed for white. She believed in change, so after she graduated from Washington Elementary, she started the Peace Ponies,a social and savings club. They helped needy families and atented M.L.Ks sermon at Sixteenth Street Baptis Church.

Washington Booker III

James W. Stewart

Arnetta Streeter

Facts:.Durring the fight to end segregation, people who protested were often beaten, sprayed with powerfull hose, beaten with police sticks, attacked by German Shepherds, jailed, or even killed.

Surprisingly,....Even though some african americans didn't have alot, they were willing to risk it all to finally have the freedom and equality they deserve.

1963 Birmingham Children's March


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