Birmingham, 1963

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A poetic tribute to the victims of the racially motivated church bombing that served as a seminal event in the struggle for civil rights. In 1963, the eyes of the world were on Birmingham, Alabama, a flashpoint for the civil rights movement. Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Civil rights demonstrators were met with police dogs and water cannons. On Sunday, September 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted sticks of dynamite at the Sixteenth StreetBaptist Church, which served as a meeting place for civil rights organizers. The explosion killed four little girls. Their murders shocked the nation and turned the tide in the struggle for equality. A Jane Addams Children's Honor Book, here is a book that captures the heartbreak of that day, as seen through the eyes of a fictional witness. Archival photographs with poignant text written in free verse offer a powerful tribute to the young victims.
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9781590784402
9781490610535
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MG
Level 4.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
910L
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Grouping Title birmingham 1963
Grouping Author weatherford carole boston
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subject_facet African Americans -- Crimes against -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Poetry, African Americans -- Crimes against -- Alabama -- Birmingham. -- Poetry, Bombings -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Poetry, Bombings -- Alabama -- Birmingham. -- Poetry, Downloadable audio books, Hate crimes -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Poetry, Hate crimes -- Alabama -- Birmingham. -- Poetry, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.) -- Poetry
title_display Birmingham, 1963
title_full Birmingham, 1963 / Carole Boston Weatherford, Birmingham, 1963 [electronic resource] / Carole Boston Weatherford
title_short Birmingham, 1963
topic_facet African Americans, Bombings, Crimes against, Hate crimes