All the protesters wanted was to speak their mind and be heard and taken in consideration on what they wanted but what they ended up getting during their protesting was water sprayed at them by police officials and many people ended up in jail. Despite of this, they kept going on with what they had until they knew when it was time to stop protesting and let the other people make up their minds on what to do.
Blacks now have the same rights as whites. Blacks are treated much better even though there are still moments where racism happens. But blacks are better heard and blacks are even bossing around whites. So the Birmingham Riot in 1963 helped the future of the black race. A major event that is like the Birmingham riot would be the "Black Lives Matter", people are still protesting on racial equality and during this protest, things can turn ugly. Even though today's protest are more violent than it was in 1963, people are still demanding to be treated the way they believe they should be treated.