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Black & white : the confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Calkins Creek, Volume 1st, Honesdale, Pa., p.112 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr F334 .B657 B75 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9527897

Keywords:

1897-1973, 1922-2011, African Americans--Biography, African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century, Baptists--United States--Clergy--Biography, Civil rights workers--United States--Biography, Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham--History--20th century, Connor, Eugene, Fred L, Politicians--Alabama--Birmingham--Biography, Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham--History--20th century, Shuttlesworth

Abstract:

Summary: "In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull' Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo. Relying on court documents, police and FBI reports, newspapers, interviews, and photographs, author Larry Dane Brimner first covers each man's life and then brings them together to show how their confrontation brought about significant change to the southern city"--Publisher.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Awards: Sibert Honor Book; Ages 11 and up