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Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution

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Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 a cataclysmic turning point in America’s long civil rights struggle. Child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches against segregation. Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI records, archival documents, interviews with black activists and Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the personalities and events that brought about America’s second emancipation.

In a new afterword—reporting last encounters with hero Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and describing the current drastic anti-immigration laws in Alabama—the author demonstrates that Alabama remains a civil rights crucible.

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THE YEAR OF BIRMINGHAM, 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in Americas long civil rights struggle. Child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches against segregation. Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI records, archival documents, interviews with black activists and Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the personalities and events that brought about Americas second emancipation. In a new afterword, the author demonstrates that Alabama remains this countrys civil rights crucible.

About the Author

Diane McWhorter is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and the op-ed page of USA TODAY, among other national publications. Her young adult history of the civil rights movement is A Dream of Freedom. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and now lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction: September 15, 1963

Part I: Precedents, 1938-1959

  1. The City of Perpetual Promise: 1938

  2. Ring Out the Old: 1948

  3. Mass Movements: 1954-1956

  4. Rehearsal: 1956-1959

Part II: Movement, 1960-1962

  1. Breaking Out

  2. Action

  3. Freedom Ride

  4. Pivot

  5. The Full Cast

  6. Progress

Part III: The Year of Birmingham, 1963

  1. New Day Dawns

  2. Mad Dogs and Responsible Negroes

  3. Baptism

  4. Two Mayors and a King

  5. D-Day

  6. Miracle

  7. Mayday

  8. The Threshold

  9. Edge of Heaven

  10. No More Water

  11. The Schoolhouse Door

  12. The End of Segregation

  13. The Beginning of Integration

  14. All the Governor's Men

  15. A Case of Dynamite

  16. The Eve

  17. Denise, Carole, Cynthia, and Addie

  18. Aftershocks

  19. BAPBOMB

  20. General Lee's Namesakes

Epilogue

Abbreviations Used in Source Notes

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476709512
Author:
Mcwhorter, Diane
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McWhorter, Diane
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
pulitzer prize winner, civil rights act, birmingham alabama, martin luther king, mlk day, martin luther king assassintated, i have a dream speech, march on washington, rosa parks, sixteenth street baptist church, taylor branch, king years, pillar of fire,
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reissue
Series Volume:
Birmingham, Alabama:
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , THE YEAR OF BIRMINGHAM, 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in Americas long civil rights struggle. Child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches against segregation. Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI records, archival documents, interviews with black activists and Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the personalities and events that brought about Americas second emancipation. In a new afterword, the author demonstrates that Alabama remains this countrys civil rights crucible.
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