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Growing Up Boomer: A Generation's Joy and Angst

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The Civil Rights Movement

The marchers — some as young as 6 and 7 — were arrested. But the courage of these baby boomers had an effect. A week later, downtown Birmingham agreed to desegregate its lunch counters, restrooms and water fountains.

Denise wasn't allowed to march, but she was about to make an even greater impact on the civil rights front.