Birmingham Sunday

Brimner, Larry Dane.  Birmingham Sunday. Boyds Mills Press, 2010 September 15, 1963, six children died in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Larry Dane Brimner re-creates the racially hostile atmosphere leading up to the bombings by describing the events, social tensions, and political climate in Birmingham at the time. He brings to life powerful figures and groups on all sides of the Civil Rights movement - from Jim Crow laws to the bigotry of police commissioner Bull Conner, to Reverend Fred Shuttleworth, "who believed a minister's job didn't end with a Sunday sermon". Throughout the book, Brimner focuses back on the six young people who lost their lives in the horrific event that finally triggered the passing of the federal Civil Rights Act. Honor Book for Older Children 2011.

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