Birmingham riots 1963 summer of 1963

The Birmingham riot of 1963 was a civil disorder in Birmingham, Alabama, that was provoked by a bombing on the night of May 11, 1963. ... After the attacks, blacks in the area began to riot because of the police involvement and were repressed severely by the Birmingham Police Department.
The main goal was aiming to end segregation and gain civil rights for blacks. “Since Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed, the civil rights movement achieved its goals of gaining access to public accommodations and equal employment opportunities, thereby ending acquiescence to white supremacy and opening the system to African Americans and other minorities(Weebly)."
  • Types of people(that were involved):
  • Whites - provoking the riot
  • Blacks/minorities - Protesting
  • Police - attempting to stop riot
  1. Leaders(people in charge):
  2. Bull Conner - head of police stated to use “non-violence” resistance (lied)
  3. Martin Luther King Jr. - leader of the riots
The Protesters has to overcome many negative and violent obstacles from whites and police to fight for their freedom like the police which used high-powered hoses and attack dogs to try and stop the riots. The prtesters kept pushing and fighting against the police mostly non-violently because they were led by Martin Luther King jr. but there were a few that didn’t care and wanted their rights to be equal no matter what.
The Birmingham riots impacted today and the future by equally giving blacks the same rights as whites which opened opportunities to every colored person in the world. With everything that happened during the 1960's I thought that the world would finally be solved with equality for all but recently it seems like the past is trying to repeat itself with all the black lives matter protests.

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