SOURCE: NY Times
Senator Doug Jones Writes Book on the Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights
With this book, Jones invites us — indeed, challenges us — to look anew at the central paradox of the case.
SOURCE: BBC News
Plans are afoot to correct the Birmingham, UK memorial.
Diane McWhorter is the author of “Carry Me Home.”FIFTY years ago, Birmingham, Ala., provided the enduring iconography of the civil rights era, testing the mettle of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so dramatically that he was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.During his protest there in May 1963, the biblical spectacle of black children facing down Public Safety Commissioner Eugene (Bull) Connor’s fire hoses and police dogs set the stage for King’s Sermon on the Mount some four months later at the Lincoln Memorial. And the civil rights movement’s “Year of Birmingham” passed into history as an epic narrative of good versus evil.
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