Birmingham Foot Soldiers: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement

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Reverends Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young and Fred Shuttlesworth are iconic names associated with the Birmingham campaign of the civil rights movement. Credit also is due to many local residents who risked their lives for the cause. Myrna Carter Jackson holds no shame in the police record she garnered in protest of the harsh treatment of African Americans in the city. Carolyn Walker Williams, who knew the injustice blacks faced in East Birmingham even as a child, was arrested in protest for the first time while still in school. Gerald Wren grew up in the Smithfield neighborhood, part of which was nicknamed "Dynamite Hill" as a result of the bombings of blacks' houses, churches and schools. Join author Nick Patterson as he interviews some of Birmingham's foot soldiers and recounts the struggle and adversity overcome.
ISBN: 9781626192201
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Images: 56
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Nick Patterson is currently an editor at Weld for Birmingham. He is a contract writer and freelance communications consultant, and adjunct faculty at University of Alabama Birmingham. Nick has worked as communications director for the Birmingham Museum of Art, a journalist for the Birmingham Post-Herald for seventeen years, an editor for Southern Living Magazine for nine years and as a media relations specialist for University of Alabama Birmingham.
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