Walter Lee Gadsden discusses growing up and experiencing discrimination in Birmingham before getting involved in the Movement. Mr. Gadsden's likeness and actions as a foot soldier inspired the statue of the young boy demonstrating at BCRI.
Virginia Volker discusses her involvement with the Movement throughout her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She went on to be actively involved in public education and community politics in Birmingham.
Ruby Odom Cotton discusses her leadership as young lady in the Movement, including the Children's Crusade and two arrests. She went on to become a banker in Birmingham and continues to spread her experience of the Movement.
Rev. N. H. Smith discusses being a charter member of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, and later serving as secretary. He was an active demonstrator, including marching with Dr. King and Rev. Porter.
Rev. J. L. Rogers discusses being an early organizer of the Movement through his friend, Fred Shuttlesworth. Rogers worked in coal, iron and steel before becoming a pastoring Shady Grove Baptist church and serving on the board of the ACMHR.
Rev. John Rutland discusses participating in the movement as Bull Conner's minister, including taking in the Freedom Riders at his church. He and his family faced fierce opposition and threats of violence as a result.
Rev. John Cross discusses serving as an Army Chaplin during World War II in France and Okinowa, then pastoring in Virginia before leading Sixteenth Baptist Church in the early 1960's. He was the pastor when Sixteenth Street Church was bombed in 1963.