Carry Me Home

Carry Me Home

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qThe Year of Birmingham, q 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in America's long civil rights struggle. That spring, child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches for desegregation. A few months later, Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, journalist and daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI documents, interviews with black activists and former Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the city, the personalities, and the events that brought about America's second emancipation.He continued down Sixteenth Street in his white-on-blue 1957 Chevy, toward the famous black Baptist church. On January 10, a few blocks from Blantona#39;s swerve, Maurice and Ann Ryles found four sticks of dynamite in a paper bag, the fusesanbsp;...

Title:Carry Me Home
Author:Diane McWhorter
Publisher:Simon & Schuster - 2002-01-08


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