Birmingham 1963: Rev. James Bevel enacted plans for a “Children’s Crusade” he and other leaders believed might help turn the tide in Birmingham. He recruited and trained hundreds of young people, from elementary school to college, to be part of the "Children's Crusade." The "D-Day" youth march spans three days May 2-4, 1963, to become the Birmingham Children's Crusade.
Diana Nash-Bevel and the Rev. James Bevel. Diana Nash's campaigns were among the most successful of the era. Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to integratelunch counters (Nashville); the Freedom riders, who de-segregated interstate travel; founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and the Selma Voting Rights Movement campaign, which resulted in African Americans getting the vote and political power throughout the South.
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Gasping for breath, James Bevel and John Lewis are trapped inside a Nashville restaurant filled with insecticide gas when the manager turns on a fumigating machine to disrupt a sit in. [c Jack Corn, Nashville Tennessean]