On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

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WASH BOOKER, 14, on the other hand, knew the Birmingham police “to be torturers, murderers.” For Wash, “the idea of voluntarily submitting yourself to be taken away with them was…” Well, he couldn’t.

WASH BOOKER, 14, on the other hand, knew the Birmingham police “to be torturers, murderers.” For Wash, “the idea of voluntarily submitting yourself to be taken away with them was…” Well, he couldn’t.

Birmingham police band - Oscar V. Hunt Collection at Birmingham Public Library 1930
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Birmingham Police Chief Roper testifies officers used excessive force in I-459 beating after high-speed chase

Birmingham Police Chief Roper testifies officers used excessive force in I-459 beating after high-speed chase

The condition of the child wasn't immediately known, but Birmingham police officials called it "a serious situation."

The condition of the child wasn't immediately known, but Birmingham police officials called it "a serious situation."

Birmingham police arresting Mattie Howard, a Parker High School student, during mass protests in 1963.

Birmingham police arresting Mattie Howard, a Parker High School student, during mass protests in 1963.

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