Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 - Study Guide Chapter 20, The Children's Miracle, Summary & Analysis

Taylor Branch
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As the D-Day march began with more than fifty teenagers, the police served notice of the injunction that was still in effect and began steering the kids toward the paddy wagons. However, every time the police thought they had all the kids, another group would appear until they were warned that almost a thousand students were prepared to march. The police had to call in buses to transport all the kids, but it was all over by four. The same thing took place that Friday; but instead of mass arrests, the police decided to simply keep the students out of downtown. To do this, the police used fire hoses on the students. When ten students refused to back off, the firemen manning the hoses used what was called a monitor gun that combined the power of three hoses through...

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