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Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama, The Climactic Battle Of The Civil Rights Revolution
A major work of history, investigative journalism that breaks new ground, and personal memoir, "Carry Me Home" is a dramatic account of the civil rights era's climactic battle in Birmingham, as the movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation."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...
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Details & Subjects
Publication, Distribution, etc. :
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001.
Physical Description :
701 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Maps on lining papers.