“Rev. Martin Luther King stood right beside me,” Raymond Goolsby recalls. “He said, ‘I think it’s a mighty fine thing for children, what you’re doing because when you march, you’re really standing up; because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.’ And, boy, I mean he talked so eloquent and fast, after he finished his motivational speech, I was ready.”
May 2, DAY 1: Hundreds of youth protesters were arrested by Birmingham Police. In jail, they sang songs like “We Shall Overcome" and continued to demonstrate acts of non-violence despite their situation.