"Ordinary people" - like the people who made the civil rights movement in Birmingham.
Most of them were not famous; more often they were faceless.
They were seldom the noted; most often they were nameless - marchers with tired feet, protestors beaten back, unknown women and men who risked job and home and life.
A visitor to Birmingham today will find the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, an imposing structure built with taxpayers' money, a remarkable fact in contrast to taxpayer sponsored hosility to the movement not quite 40 years ago.
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