Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolutionby Diane McWhorter
"The Year of Birmingham," 1963, was one of the most cataclysmic periods in America's long civil rights struggle. That spring, King's child demonstrators faced down Commissioner Bull Connor's police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches for desegregation -- a spectacle that seemed to belong more in the Old Testament than in twentieth-century America. A few months later, Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated with dynamite, bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killing four young black girls. Yet these shocking events also brought redemption: They transformed the halting civil rights movement into a national cause and inspired the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which abolished legal segregation once and for all.
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"McWhorter's prominence and her willingness to name names as well as her exhaustive research and skillful narrative virtually guarantee major review attention." - PW
"McWhorter's literate, often barbed, well-referenced local history with a family twist is a feat of reporting " - Library Journal
"A dense, detailed, and insightful history. " - Kirkus
This is a big important book, a challenging portrait of an American city at the center of the most significant domestic drama of the 20th century." - Newsweek
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