Children sift through the wreckage of homes destroyed
during the rioting that erupted
following the racially motivated bombing
of the nearby home of Reverend AD King,
brother of Martin Luther King,
and the Gaston Motel,
where King and others organising the protests had stayed
Unseen photographs of civil rights conflict in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
In spring 1963,
African American civil rights activists in Alabama
started the Birmingham campaign,
a series of sit-ins, boycotts and marches against segregation laws.
The peaceful demonstrations
were met with violence, teargas and police dogs.
The events were a turning point in the civil rights movement,
making front-page news around the world.
The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story
and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.
Many of these images, discovered in the Observerís picture archive,
have never before been published.
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Alfred Daniel Williams King 1930-1969
Although Alfred Daniel King,
by family and friends,
lived in the shadows
of his famous brother,
Martin Luther King, Jr.,
he was a participant
in the African American
at his brotherís side
in movements in Atlanta
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