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Power to the People

How people power and protests have changed America – and the world.

The Birmingham Childrens’ Crusade

In 1963, school children from Birmingham, Alabama skipped class to demonstrate for racial equality. Met with police violence, they helped to bring about significant change.

The Civil War Battle for Bread

When the women of Richmond, Virginia couldn’t afford to buy bread during the American Civil War, they incited the largest civil disturbance the Confederacy had ever seen.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Whiskey fanned the flames of a Pennsylvanian tax uprising that lasted for three years!