The Secret Weapon: Yesterday IS Today

The Secret Weapon: Yesterday is Today

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The story revolves around six teenagers who, in the spring of 1963 staged one of the most significant Civil Rights Movement marches in history. Thousands of young people, including these six, went “head-to-head” with the notorious “Eugene “Bull” Connor, the Godfather of Segregation.” Children as young as four years old were crammed into roach-infested cells and hog pens at the local fairgrounds. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and other leaders were pressed for ideas on how to free them. The youth, on the other hand, did not stop until President John F. Kennedy heard their pleas. It was an incident that devastated the segregation era and restored the Movement’s influence. The children are commonly referred to as “The Secret Weapon” of the Civil Rights Movement.

Directed by Ken Sagoes (USA)

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