Birmingham riots By samuel pakhnyuk

In Birmingham, Alabama 1963, one of the most influential campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement occurred. These were a series of lunch counter sit-ins, marches on City Hall and boycotts on downtown merchants to protest segregation laws in the city.
The goal of these protests were desegregation of Birmingham's downtown stores, fair hiring practices in shops and city employment, the reopening of public parks, and the creation of a biracial committee to oversee the desegregation of Birmingham's public schools.
This event was so heard across America that the president of the united states at the time who was JFK said something about it, he said "The events in Birmingham... have so increased the cries for equality that no city or state or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore them.
The obstacle these protesters had to face was police constantly hosing them down with fire hydrants and making dogs attack them. But that wasn't enough to stop them and they over came this by not stoping the protests.
The lasting impact of this event shows what people would go through for freedom. This event and many others impacted our society to accept non white people as equals.
I would compare the Black Lives Matter movement to compare to the Birmingham riots because both of these are fighting for the equality of blacks and the "injustice" done to them.

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