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 Street Baptist 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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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