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Title: Mighty Times: The Children’s March
Grade Range: 4th-8th grade
Duration: 40 minutes
ABOUT THE MOVIE
This film tells the mostly unheard story of the youth of Birmingham, Alabama, who braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 to bring segregation to its knees. The Children’s March is a testament to the ability of young people to effect positive social change.
“Children’s March had a powerful impact on staff and students alike”
– New Haven’s Off-Campus Classroom, 2/2016
“The children were impressed with the idea that the same young children in the film were the adults of today speaking in the film. They were able to see the efficacy of working together.”
– Wilson-Grey YMCA, Hartford, 12/2015
“The film was eye-opening and very well put together. Our students felt enlightened and empowered! They talked about it all day!”
– Nathan Hale School educator, Coventry, 4/2016