Why had nonviolent protest worked in some places and not others? This video pursues this question in places where children were being chased by police dogs and knocked to the ground with blasts from fire hoses. It captures a time when many people chose sides in the struggle and paid the highest price.
This program includes interviews with Bayard Rustin, coordinator of the 1963 march on Washington, D.C., the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and others. Also included are clips of civil rights protests, including desegregation efforts in Montgomery, Ala. in 1963.