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The Resource Bending toward justice : the Birmingham Church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, Doug Jones, with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg, (electronic resource)

Bending toward justice : the Birmingham Church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, Doug Jones, with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg, (electronic resource)

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
Doug Jones, with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg
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Language
eng
Summary
"For 40 years, justice had gone undone in the brutal murder of four young girls in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church... Doug Jones said no more. Justice had to be done. Those young girls deserved it. Their families deserved it. The community needed it. It took courage, commitment, and persistence. And--maybe most of all--heart."-- Former Vice President Joe Biden. This program is read by the author. 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 of the 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 compelling account of a key moment in our long national struggle for equality, relayed by an author who played a major role in these events. A distinguished work of legal and personal history, this audiobook is destined to take its place alongside other canonical civil rights histories
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technical information on music
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B@L
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1954-
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Jones, Doug
Dewey number
323.1196/0730761781
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LC call number
F334.B69
LC item number
N445 2019
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history
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Read by the author
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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, Doug Jones, with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250316462
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digital
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976bab56-4356-454d-a627-36350d4e789a
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sound
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digital recording
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unknown
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  • (OCoLC)1088718691
  • (OCoLC)on1088718691
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Label
Bending toward justice : the Birmingham Church bombing that changed the course of civil rights, Doug Jones, with Greg Truman ; foreword by Rick Bragg, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250316462
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
976bab56-4356-454d-a627-36350d4e789a
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088718691
  • (OCoLC)on1088718691
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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