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The Resource BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE : THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. Senator Doug Jones with Greg Truman

BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE : THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. Senator Doug Jones with Greg Truman

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BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE : THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Title
BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE
Title remainder
THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Statement of responsibility
U.S. Senator Doug Jones with Greg Truman
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Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Sen. Doug Jones' prosecution of the last living bombers. On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. The blast killed four young girls and injured twenty-two others. The FBI suspected four particularly radical Ku Klux Klan members. Yet due to reluctant witnesses, a lack of physical evidence, and pervasive racial prejudice the case was closed without any indictments. But as Martin Luther King, Jr. famously expressed it, 'the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' Years later, Alabama Attorney General William Baxley reopened the case, ultimately convicting one ofthe bombers in 1977. Another suspect passed away in 1994, and US Attorney Doug Jones tried and convicted the final two in 2001 and 2002, representing the correction of an outrageous miscarriage of justice nearly forty years in the making. Jones himself went on to win election as Alabama's first Democratic Senator since 1992 in a dramatic race against Republican challenger Roy Moore. Bending Toward Justice is a dramatic and compulsively readable account of a key moment in our long national struggle for equality, related by an author who played a major role in these events. A distinguished work of legal and personal history, the book is destined to take its place alongside other canonical civil rights histories like Parting the Waters and Mississippi Burning"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
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1954-
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Jones, Doug
Dewey number
323.1196/0730761781
Index
index present
LC call number
F334.B69
LC item number
N445 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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Truman, Greg
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  • Jones, Doug
  • Trials (Murder)
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
  • African Americans
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
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BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE : THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. Senator Doug Jones with Greg Truman
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the arc of history -- The bombing -- Baxley -- Langford -- The job -- Rudolph -- Grand juries -- Sucker punched -- Blanton -- Politics & dementia -- Cherry -- Epiphanies 369 chapter twelve: honoring the children -- One more chance -- Connecting the dots
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250201447
Lccn
2018039980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0022761427
Label
BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE : THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. Senator Doug Jones with Greg Truman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the arc of history -- The bombing -- Baxley -- Langford -- The job -- Rudolph -- Grand juries -- Sucker punched -- Blanton -- Politics & dementia -- Cherry -- Epiphanies 369 chapter twelve: honoring the children -- One more chance -- Connecting the dots
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250201447
Lccn
2018039980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0022761427

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