Documentary: ‘The Children’s March’ Monday

SARANAC LAKE – On March 2, 1963, in Birmingham Alabama, 1,000 African-American children were arrested and jailed. By March 10, 3,000 were behind bars.

The Academy Award-winning short documentary “The Children’s March” uses original footage of the events and interviews with participants to tell the inspiring story of this epochal event in the Civil Rights Movement.

The presentation will discuss how the children of Birmingham turned an apparent crushing defeat for Martin Luther King Jr. and his allies into a great victory that paved the way for the March on Washington and, eventually the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts.

“The Children’s March will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. The showing is sponsored by the Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council, local clergy, and inspired dreamers of “The Dream.”