What is the moral learned in "Ballad of Birmingham"? What is the theme and moral lesson which might apply to anyone in the mothe'r possition.  

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Dudley Randall's beautiful ballad pays tribute to the four little girls who were murdered on September 15, 1963.

In the poem, the stanzas shift from mother to daughter.  The young, nameless girl (who could symbolize any of the girls) wants to stand up and work to make the world a better place.  She wants to go to go downtown to march with the others, but her mother fears that it will not be safe. Instead, her mother lets her go...

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