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The Children’s March

Event Details

January 18, 2016 3:45 PM — January 18, 2016
Location: African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, 52401
Contact Name: Alicia RH Mayberry
Email: amayberry@blackiowa.org
Phone: 3198622101
Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/

Event Description

In partnership with the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the African American Museum of Iowa will screen the film “The Children’s March.” The film details events leading up to Dr. King’s Birmingham March. In May 1963, hundreds of children—some as young as six years old—protested and faced police dogs, fire hoses and arrest, to march against segregation. Managing editor Kim Lawton looks at the march’s legacy and interviews some of those who marched as children, including University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski.


The presentation and documentary are most appropriate for children 10 and up, parental guidance recommended.


Admission to the museum is included with an at-will donation.