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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 ; foreword by Rick Bragg.

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  • ISBN: 9781250201447
  • ISBN: 1250201446
  • Physical Description: xix, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : All Points Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Foreword information from jacket.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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."--Jacket.
Subject: Jones, Doug (G. Douglas), 1954-
Trials (Murder) > Alabama > Birmingham.
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963.
African Americans > Civil rights > Alabama > Birmingham > History.
Birmingham (Ala.) > Race relations > History.
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)
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (Birmingham, Alabama : 1963)
African Americans > Civil rights.
Race relations.
Trials (Murder)
Alabama > Birmingham.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Birmingham (Ala.)
Genre: Nonfiction.
History.
True crime stories.
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