While the World Watched: by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
Author: Carolyn Maull McKinstry
|While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement |
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.
Almost half a century has passed since the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church at 10:22 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 1963, and my four young friends died agonizing deaths. For nearly five decades now, I have tried to forget the deaths, the inhumane injustices, the vicious German shepherds, the fierce blast of the water hoses, and the brutal assassinations of those who spoke out for change. But now, as I see new generations coming and old generations passing, I feel compelled to write down in permanent ink my eyewitness account of exactly what happened . . . while the world watched. --Carolyn Maull McKinstry
Features: Price on Product, Bibliography, Illustrated, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.9" H x 8.21" L x 5.6" W (0.76 lbs) 301 pages
Carton Quantity: 36
ISBN: 1414336373 EAN: 9781414336374
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
US SRP: 14.99 US
Pub Date: August 16, 2013
Features: Price on Product, Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 1.11" H x 8.5" L x 5.69" W (0.98 lbs) 301 pages
Carton Quantity: 16
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
US SRP: 17.99 US
Pub Date: February 01, 2011
Carolyn Maull McKinstry is a survivor of the Civil Rights struggle and an eyewitness to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. As a teenager, she marched under Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and bravely faced Bull Connor's German shepherds and stinging fire hoses during the battle for equal rights in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.
Now, nearly fifty years after the bombing, Carolyn is still an active member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, serves as president of the Sixteenth Street Foundation, and works full time spreading her message of racial reconciliation.
A highly sought-after speaker, she has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, CNN, and MSNBC, and portions of her story have been featured in Life magazine and USA Today. She has made numerous television and documentary appearances, including Spike Lee's documentary Four Little Girls; Soledad O'Brien's Black in America; Brian Williams's Shades of Progress, Shadows of Hate; and Family Network's We Shall Not Be Moved.
Carolyn has addressed audiences in New Delhi, Mumbai, Barcelona, and the Italian Baptist Evangelical Union in Rome, as well as the Rosa Parks Museum, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and numerous colleges and universities.
She recently received her master of divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where she currently lives with her husband, Jerome.
- Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
- Biography & Autobiography | Religious
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | African American Studies - Histor
- Religion | Christian Life | Social Issues
- Political Science | Political Freedom & Security | Civil Rights
- History | United States | State & Local - South
- History | United States | 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
-History -Civil rights movements
-Social conditions -20th century
-Alabama -Birmingham (Ala.)
-Birmingham -African Americans
-McKinstry, Carolyn Maull -16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingha
- Religious Orientation | Christian
- Topical | Black History
- Ethnic Orientation | African American
- Chronological Period | 1950-1999
- Locality | Birmingham, Alabama
- Geographic Orientation | Alabama
- Cultural Region | South
- Chronological Period | 1960's
LC Call Number: F334.B653
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