Day Four — The Birmingham Children’s Crusade

 This February, Rachel Cargle is posting a daily prompt on her Instagram feed, a topic to research and reflect on. “Black history is American history. Do the work to learn and honor it.”

Day Four Prompt
The Birmingham Children’s Crusade

Brief Reflection
It’s hard to imagine 600 children arrested. They were, after joining in the civil rights march with their parents and community. The upshot is that the images published by the media and public outcry that followed hastened passage of the Civil Rights Act.


  1. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson