Race riots in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Robin Day reports on the 1963 civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama for Panorama.

In the spring of 1963, Martin Luther King organised a large-scale protest campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, where Governor George Wallace had declared his total support for segregation. There was serious violence - the Alabama state police brutally attacked the marchers, using fire hoses, dogs, and tear gas - King and other leaders were arrested.

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