"The Children's Crusades." http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgbham.htm
The Civil Rights Movement was a very important part of our history. So many people of all different ages were a part of this movement, and together, they achieved their goal: equal rights for all American citizens despite their color or race. A lot of people tend to forget that children were a very important part of this movement. They often took over when adults were too afraid. They stood up and fought for what they believed in. They sacrificed their freedom and even their lives for their rights. The children mentioned in this digital museum exhibit such as Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Audrey Faye Hendricks, and Carolyn McKinstry saw the changes that needed to be made to make their country equal for all citizens. Instead of sitting back and waiting for a change that may or may not happen, they decided to do something about this and take matters into their own hands. Without their bravery, passion, and courage, America would be a different place today. It was because of these brave young children and teenagers that African-Americans were finally able to attain equal rights. Studying the lives and accomplishments of these brave young children teaches children and people of all ages it does not matter how old you are; anybody can make a difference in this world. The achievements of these children of all different ages and the courage they showed during this time are truly amazing.