Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Birmingham unleashes police dogs, fire horses on black children marching against racial segregation 50 years ago today (1963)

Video: 'Birmingham 1963' (May 3, 1963, at 2:39)

(Friday, May 3, 1963; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — On the second day of the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, authorities unleashed police dogs and fire hoses on African-American schoolchildren marching to protest racial segregation.