NEWS FILE/NORMAN DEAN May 7, 1963: Birmingham Police arrest Parker High School student Mattie Howard in front of the Carver Theatre. Youths became an integral part of the civlil rights movement when the Children’s Crusade began on May 2. The plan was for college and high school students to demonstrate, but many came with their younger brothers and sisters. HowardÕs arrest came during Day 6 of the ChildrenÕs campaign. Photos of her arrest appeared in several publications outside of Alabama.