On May 10, 1963 after months of protest and negotiation, a council representing businesses in downtown Birmingham reached an agreement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC. The council agreed to desegregate and hire black clerical workers and sales associates. #TodayInBlackHistory

On May 10, 1963 after months of protest and negotiation, a council representing businesses in downtown Birmingham reached an agreement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC. The council agreed to desegregate and hire black clerical workers and sales associates. #TodayInBlackHistory

Bill Hudson's image of Parker High School student Walter Gadsden being attacked by dogs in Birmingham, Alabama was published in The New York Times on May 4, 1963.

Bill Hudson's image of Parker High School student Walter Gadsden being attacked by dogs in Birmingham, Alabama was published in The New York Times on May 4, 1963.

The Barber of Birmingham: Integrating the Schools,The Birmingham campaign, or 1963 Birmingham movement, was a movement organized in early 1963 by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to bring attention to the integration efforts of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel, Fred Shuttlesworth and others,

The Barber of Birmingham: Integrating the Schools,The Birmingham campaign, or 1963 Birmingham movement, was a movement organized in early 1963 by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to bring attention to the integration efforts of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel, Fred Shuttlesworth and others,

Firemen spray water at demonstrators, who are just out of reach during the Birmingham Campaign, 1963.  Photo credit: Bruce Davidson

Firemen spray water at demonstrators, who are just out of reach during the Birmingham Campaign, 1963. Photo credit: Bruce Davidson

African American children are attacked by dogs and water cannons during the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a protest against segregation. (photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

African American children are attacked by dogs and water cannons during the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, a protest against segregation. (photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

"Unwittingly, he [Bull Connor] and his city brought millions of people to the Negro's side"   During the Birmingham campaign of 1963, City Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor jailed hundreds of protesters and authorized the use of fire hoses and police dogs on others. — in Birmingham, AL.

"Unwittingly, he [Bull Connor] and his city brought millions of people to the Negro's side" During the Birmingham campaign of 1963, City Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor jailed hundreds of protesters and authorized the use of fire hoses and police dogs on others. — in Birmingham, AL.

A black and white photograph of a black male teenager being held by his sweater by a Birmingham policeman and being charged by the officer's leashed German Shepard while another police officer with a dog and a crowd of black bystanders in the background look on

A black and white photograph of a black male teenager being held by his sweater by a Birmingham policeman and being charged by the officer's leashed German Shepard while another police officer with a dog and a crowd of black bystanders in the background look on

May 10, 1963: Birmingham Campaign Ends in Victory  On this day in 1963, the Birmingham Campaign ended with a victory. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fred Shuttlesworth signed a truce agreement with local officials to outline a ‘limited desegregation plan,’ which promised to:  Remove “White Only” and “Black Only” signs from restrooms and drinking fountains in downtown Birmingham  Desegregate lunch counters  Deploy a “Negro job improvement plan”  Release jailed demonstrators...

May 10, 1963: Birmingham Campaign Ends in Victory On this day in 1963, the Birmingham Campaign ended with a victory. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fred Shuttlesworth signed a truce agreement with local officials to outline a ‘limited desegregation plan,’ which promised to: Remove “White Only” and “Black Only” signs from restrooms and drinking fountains in downtown Birmingham Desegregate lunch counters Deploy a “Negro job improvement plan” Release jailed demonstrators...

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