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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Civil Rights Leaders

The Epilogue from The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 mentions these individuals as key contributors that fought to end segregation during the Civil Rights Movement. Explore these links to learn more about these remarkable people:

Thurgood Marshall

John Lewis

Ralph Abernathy

Medgar Evers

Fannie Lou Hamer

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Epilogue Resources

Christopher Paul Curtis mentions the following organizations in the Epilogue of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Visit these websites to learn more, noting particularly the "About Us" section to learn about the founding and history of the organizations.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

Southern Christian Leadership Conference - SCLC

Freedom Riders - PBS

Encyclopedia Britannica

Search Encyclopedia Britannica for the following articles:

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Civil Rights Movement


  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Medgar Evers
  • John Lewis
  • Ralph David Abernathy
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Rosa Parks
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Dorothy Height

Bombing of Birmingham 1963

Modern American Poetry: About the 1963 Birmingham Bombing: Explore resources about the 1963 Birmingham Bombing, including summaries of the event, newspaper articles, profiles of the victoms, a timeline, and poetry memorializing that fateful day

Ballad of Birmingham: Dudley Randall's poem about the Bombing of Birmingham

16th Street Baptist Church: Historical place of the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Digital Library- Birmingham Bombing (Sixteenth Street Baptist Church): Explore primary resources about the Birmingham Bombing in addition to a plethora of resources related to the Civil Rights Movement

Print Resources in the Library


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