In The Shadows of Birmingham: The 1962-1963 Huntsville Civil Rights Movement

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In The Shadows of Birmingham: The 1962-1963 Huntsville Civil Rights Movement
by Brandon Curnel
Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher, Sparkman Middle School

Abstract

This essay examines the Huntsville Civil Rights Movement and what made the movement both unique and an overwhelming success. The study analyzes the impact Project Paperclip, the relocation of Nazi scientists, had on the Huntsville area and the movement toward social justice. The study shows why Huntsville was a prime location for a groundbreaking movement leading to Huntsville being the first desegregated city in the state of Alabama and home to the first desegregated public school system in the “Heart of Dixie”. This examination of events involving Huntsville concludes that because of the influx of Nazi scientists and the businesses that followed, Huntsville was more apt, compared to other cities in state, to accept a civil rights movement ultimately leading to the achievement of integration.

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