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Birmingham foot soldiers: voices from the civil rights movement [electronic resource] / Nick Patterson.

Patterson, Nick, 1960- (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781625846969 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1625846967 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : The History Press : 2014.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
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Subject: African Americans > Civil rights > Alabama > Birmingham > History > 20th century.
African American civil rights workers > Alabama > Birmingham > Biography.
Civil rights workers > Alabama > Birmingham > Biography.
Civil rights movements > Alabama > Birmingham > History > 20th century.
Electronic books.
Birmingham (Ala.) > Race relations.

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