Martin Luther King walks with children in the May 1963 Birmingham Childrens’ Crusade. We saw this photo in October, at Kent State’s “May 4 Visitors Center.”
When over 1,000 students streamed out of Birmingham churches in 1963, they exercised their First Amendment rights, and changed the world. King said, “I have been inspired and moved today…I have never seen anything like it.” He later said that the students’ action marked the “nonviolent movement coming of age,” and that it was, for him, the “fulfillment of a dream.”
Now, students are speaking up again. Here are a few who we met on the Tinker Tour, with the issues they’re speaking up about. They keep on keepin’ the dream alive!
Speaking up for equality:
Speaking out about government surveillance:
Speaking out against hunger:
Speaking out to prevent teen pregnancy: