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While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Seller:mpatterson50
  • Sales Rank:654,583
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:320
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):8.5 x 5.7 x 1.1
  • Publication Date:February 1, 2011
  • ISBN:1414336365
  • EAN:9781414336367
  • ASIN:1414336365
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Synopsis
On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s rest room she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life.
While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South—from the bombings, riots and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement.
A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

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