Ordinances declared that it is "unlawful to conduct a restaurant . . . at which white and colored people are served in the same room . . . for a negro and a white person to play together."
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth began holding weekly church meetings to plan integration of schools and facilities in Birmingham.
Governor George Wallace calls for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
Reverend James Bevel proposed that children march and go to jail.
The Birmingham Children's March begins. By the end of the day, 973 young marchers are jailed.
More protesters are arrested. Commissioner Bull Connor authorizes the use of high-pressure water hoses and police dogs to control crowds. Close to 1,000 are arrested.
Protests continue causing the jails to reach maximum capacity with thousands of young people imprisoned.
Negotiators announce a compromise settlement that will begin the process of desegregation.
Over 1,000 students demonstrators are expelled from school. The expulsions are overturned by a federal judge two days later.
Four girls are killed in a bombing of the Baptist Church in retaliation of the Children's March.