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
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,
"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
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...