Civil rights icon believes protesters in Ferguson, MO can learn from Birmingham

{} People in the Magic City are holding protests and expressing concern for the situation in Missouri. {}Sarah Snyder spoke with a local civil rights icon - who hopes Birmingham can be an example to people in Ferguson."Hands up, don't shoot!" Protesters shouted during a Tuesday night march in Linn Park."Right now, 2014 looks a lot like 1964," Juli McShay, a marcher said. "With the 50 year commemorative sign in the background, I think it speaks volumes and it shows where we are today and where we're not."Even though Ferguson is over 500 miles away from home, the events there led people in Birmingham to march. {}"You can have your voice heard with peace," Michael Moorer, a UAB student said. "You don't have to burn down buildings for your voice to be heard."Sarah Collins Rudolph knows this Birmingham path well. She's the "fifth little girl" - who survived the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church- her sister Addie died. She says watching what's happening in Ferguson breaks her heart. {}"This was terrible," Rudolph said. "I know how his family feels."She's hoping people realize the difference between a {}peaceful and violent protest{}and remember the lessons {}learned from the Magic City."Here in Birmingham in the 60's, we protested, but we prayed and sang songs," Rudolph said. "Compared with that - I see a difference in that. We didn't have people coming from out of town - looting. We were all on one accord.""If they want to have justice for this young man, they've got to do it in an orderly manner," she said. "By him being black, that doesn't mean he's better than a white person. There was injustice in what happened. It's time for us around the world to pray that peace comes to that city."
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