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Children Who Marched for Equal Rights Inspire a New Generation

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Fifty-five years ago, thousands of African-American children walked out of their schools and began a peaceful march to protest segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. They were met with attack dogs and water hoses. For a new generation of students, traveling to Birmingham has made that moment in history come alive. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week went along with Polaris Charter Academy 5th and 6th grade crews.

 

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