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The Movement A Capella

Linking arms

The Movement A Capella is an a capella group of Newark New Jersey high school students who tell the stories of little known struggles of the civil rights era of the 1960’s through music and dance. This production told the story of the children’s march in Birmingham Alabama on May 4, 1963. Three thousand (3,000) high school students marched silently in single file through Birmingham to protest segregation and the Jim Crow laws. They were met with fire hoses and dogs. Many were put in jail. A few months later, in retaliation for the march the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed on a Sunday morning and four young girls were killed

cast photo

This is the cast photo. The two teachers who work with the students are in the front row. Some scenes from the production are below

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