Civil Rights Toolkit

The Children’s March: Stories from the Birmingham Children’s Crusade

Young people are changemakers and our hope for this Civil Rights Toolkit is that it inspires young people to learn lessons from the past to positively impact the present—and future!

Through digital storytelling, writing prompts, art activities, and supplemental interactives, this toolkit provides something for all ages. We have curated the content for specific grade levels and encourage grownups to review the activities in advance to assess the appropriateness of the material for their child’s specific needs.


Atlanta History Center presents a unique children’s lesson about the Birmingham Children’s Crusade. Combining stories from the past, original artwork, and historic photographs, The Children’s March explores the resistance and persistence of young people in 1963 as they nonviolently protested for change.


What is Your Dream?

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Now, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we invite you to submit your dream. What do you wish for the world? What would you like to see us overcome? Please, submit your dream and help Atlanta History Center to imagine a more just and equitable existence for us all.

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