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

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Feb 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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 restroom 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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User Review  - sparkleandchico - LibraryThing

I gave up on this half-way through. It is another attempt to turn a few hour event into a full length novel. The problem is that although the event itself may be interesting, the rest of the book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwyrmm - LibraryThing

Compelling look at the life of a girl growing up in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement. Full of insight, this book really takes today's readers back in time. Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
1
Epilogue
273
Sample Jim Crow Laws
287
Letter from Barack Obama
291
Notes
295
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