We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Version: Unabridged
Author: Cynthia Levinson
Narrator: Ervin Ross
Genres: North America
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: August 2012
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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By May 1963, African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, had had enough of segregation and police brutality. But with their lives and jobs at stake, most adults were hesitant to protest the city's racist culture. Instead, children and teenagers--like Audrey, Wash, James, and Arnetta-- marched to jail to secure their freedom.
At a time when the civil rights movement was struggling, Birmingham's black youth answered Dr. Martin Luther King's call to "fill the jails" of their city. In doing so, they drew national attention to the cause, helped bring about the repeal of segregation laws, and inspired thousands of other young people to demand their rights.
Combining extensive research and in-depth interviews with protesters, Cynthia Levinson recreates the events of the Birmingham Children's March from a new and very personal perspective.

Author Details

Author Details

Levinson, Cynthia

Cynthia Levinson is the award-winning author of We ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children s March, which received four starred reviews and was one of Publishers Weekly s Best Books of 2012, and Watch Out for Flying Kids!: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community. Cynthia worked in education policy and divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.