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BCRI Oral History- An Interview with Carrie Hamilton Lock

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This podcast is part of the series: BCRI Oral History

Creator:

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute


School/Organization:

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Overview:

Carrie Hamilton Lock, the daughter of Florida and William Hamilton, was born in Birmingham in 1949.  Both of her parents were actively involved in many aspects of the Movement, as were most of her neighbors in the Rising community.
 
During the 1963 demonstrations in downtown Birmingham, Lock was a student at Parker High School.  She marched and attended mass meetings with friends and family.   One year later, at the beginning of the 1964-'65 school year, Lock walked into Birmingham's West End High School amid jeers from a mob of White protestors who did not wish to see public schools integrated.  She was the only Black student to attend the school that year. 
 
Listen to Lock recall that first day of school at West End High.


Length: 02:13

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SS2010] ALA (4) 14: Analyze the modern Civil Rights Movement to determine the social, political, and economic impact on Alabama.
[SS2010] USS6 (6) 9: Critique major social and cultural changes in the United States since World War II.
[SS2010] US11 (11) 14: Trace events of the modern Civil Rights Movement from post-World War II to 1970 that resulted in social and economic changes, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, the March on Washington, Freedom Rides, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, and the Selma-to-Montgomery March. (Alabama) [A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.f., A.1.i., A.1.j., A.1.k.]

 


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