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The Resource While the world watched : a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement, Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George

While the world watched : a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement, Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George

Label
While the world watched : a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement
Title
While the world watched
Title remainder
a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • An eyewitness to the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the author describes her experiences and what it was like to come of age during the Civil Rights movement. The text contains racially charged language and violence
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKinstry, Carolyn Maull
Dewey number
976.1/781063
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
F334.B653
LC item number
M356 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
George, Denise
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKinstry, Carolyn Maull
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
Label
While the world watched : a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement, Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223095037496
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-301)
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 -- Timeline -- Too great a burden to bear -- Highway in and halfway out -- The strong one -- The bomb heard 'round the world -- Life is but a vapor -- Four little coffins -- The aftermath -- The world was silent -- "It's time!" -- D-day -- Double D-day -- The most dangerous racist in America -- The battle continues -- Servant, heal thyself -- Bombingham -- Will the violence ever end? -- The deaths of the dreamers -- Je-Romeo -- Turning points -- The first arrest -- Back to Birmingham -- The calling -- The Cherry trial -- Epilogue -- Sample Jim Crow laws -- Letter from Barack Obama to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781414336367
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 668188417
  • (OCoLC)668188417
Label
While the world watched : a Birmingham bombing survivor comes of age during the civil rights movement, Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George
Publication
Bar code
31223095037496
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-301)
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 -- Timeline -- Too great a burden to bear -- Highway in and halfway out -- The strong one -- The bomb heard 'round the world -- Life is but a vapor -- Four little coffins -- The aftermath -- The world was silent -- "It's time!" -- D-day -- Double D-day -- The most dangerous racist in America -- The battle continues -- Servant, heal thyself -- Bombingham -- Will the violence ever end? -- The deaths of the dreamers -- Je-Romeo -- Turning points -- The first arrest -- Back to Birmingham -- The calling -- The Cherry trial -- Epilogue -- Sample Jim Crow laws -- Letter from Barack Obama to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781414336367
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 668188417
  • (OCoLC)668188417

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