Alabama History/Culture in the News: 3 & 4 April
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*1963 April 3- Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham
campaign begins. Before it is over, more than 2,000 demonstrators,
including King, will be arrested. The Birmingham Manifesto, issued
by Fred Shuttlesworth of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human
Rights the morning of the campaign, summarizes the frustration and
hopes of the protesters: "The patience of an oppressed people cannot
endure forever.... This is Birmingham's moment of truth in which
every citizen can play his part in her larger destiny."
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*Interesting things that happened April 4th:
Events worth noting:
In 1974 Hank Aaron [Mobile native] tied Babe Ruth's home-run record by
hitting his 714th.