The Resource Bending toward justice : the Birmingham church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, U.S. Senator Doug Jones ; with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg

Bending toward justice : the Birmingham church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, U.S. Senator Doug Jones ; with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg

Label
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 ; foreword by Rick Bragg
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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 Senator 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 of the bombers in 1977. Another suspect passed away in 1994, and then-US Attorney Doug Jones tried and convicted the final two in 2001 and 2002. This represented the correction of an outrageous miscarriage of justice nearly forty years in the making. Jones went on to win election as Alabama's first Democratic Senator since 1992 in a dramatic race against Republican challenger Roy Moore. [This book] is a compulsively readable account of a key moment in our long national struggle for equality and justice, related by an author who played a major role in these events."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Doug
Dewey number
323.1196/0730761781
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F334.B69
LC item number
N445 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Truman, Greg
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Doug
  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (Birmingham, Alabama : 1963)
  • Jones, Doug
  • Trials (Murder)
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Alabama
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • LAW / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
  • African Americans
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Birmingham (Ala)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bending toward justice : the Birmingham church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, U.S. Senator Doug Jones ; with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword information from jacket
  • 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 and dementia -- Cherry -- Epiphanies -- Honoring the children -- One more chance -- Connecting the dots
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250201447
Lccn
2018039980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031154719
  • (OCoLC)ybp15262120
Label
Bending toward justice : the Birmingham church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, U.S. Senator Doug Jones ; with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword information from jacket
  • 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 and dementia -- Cherry -- Epiphanies -- Honoring the children -- One more chance -- Connecting the dots
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250201447
Lccn
2018039980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031154719
  • (OCoLC)ybp15262120

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