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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – 50 years to the day after children marched for equality in Birmingham, students do the same.
More than a thousand students took to the streets Thursday for a reenactment of the Children’s March of 1963. The students from high schools across the area. The central message is unity.
“I think it is quite empowering to celebrate 50 years of something that is so great,“ Huffman High School Junior Se’nia Robinson said.
“They will understand more about their history and hopefully they will take something away from here today,“ Birmingham City Council Jay Roberson said.
During the march 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched along with the children. Many were arrested for their efforts.
Click here for more on the City of Birmingham’s 50 Years Forward celebration.