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Download kindle ☆ Carry Me Home Birmingham Alabama The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution 720 pages ☆ ❮Reading❯ ➵ Carry Me Home Birmingham Alabama The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution ➭ Author Diane McWhorter W 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 polic The Women's National Book Association sent this book to the White House today March 16 in honor of Women's History Month the Women's National Book Association's press releaseIn Carry Me Home McWhorter returns to Birmingham in 1963 the site of civil rights demonstrations met with brutal resistance by law enforcement and the bombing of a historic black church that left four innocent black girls dead under the rubble After Birmingham segregation America’s version of apartheid became unsustainable McWhorter tells the story of Birmingham in compelling and at times shocking detail Reviewers freuently use the word “novelistic” to describe this work referencing Tolstoy’s War Peace and Homer’s Iliad

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E 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 It’s always good to be reminded of the titanic struggle bravery and courage shown by average people to achieve extraordinary results Unlike those who fight for god or country the people of the Movement fought for dignity and rights basic to every human I often think their efforts are monumentalThere were many excellent sections of this very long book The author successfully brought the Children’s March to an emotional climax She gave over do praise to hero’s like Bevel Nash and especially Shuttlesworth She provided important background to understand the City of Birmingham Unfortunately the power of the story was too often overcome by the copious details It was if she couldn’t help share every single fact she dug with obvious hardworking from the mines of history How much detail does a reader really need about the comings and goings of the slack jawed drunken yokels that made up the Alabama Klan?The story of the Civil Rights Movement is inspiring painful and necessary to hear over and over again I appreciate this perspective on one city and the part it’s varied inhabitants played in history I’m saddened to be reminded that it took the fire hosing and bombing deaths of small children to bring a majority of white Americans not likely a wide majority to the place they should have arrived 200 years before

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Carry Me Home Birmingham Alabama The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights RevolutionThe Year of Birmingham 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 fe The full story of BirminghamI did not know that this book had won the Pulitzer Prize for non fiction in 2001 when I started reading it It richly deserves the prize Written by a baby boomer who as a pre adolescent during the crucial years of the 60's lived in Birmingham as a privileged member of white society Later in life seeking to understand the history of that time she embarked on a 20 year project to set down the history of the 20th century in Birmingham She tells the story in its full complexity then added postscripts of the trial in 2001 of two of the church bombers who murdered four schoolchildren in 1963 and finally the passing of icon Fred Shuttlesworth in 2012