Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights

Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights

by Doug Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250201447
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 30,096
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Doug Jones is a US Senator who has made finding common ground a hallmark of his tenure. In 2017, he became the first Democrat to win a Senate election in Alabama since 1992. As U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1997 to 2001, Jones prosecuted two former Ku Klux Klan members for their roles in the racially-motivated 1963 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing that took the lives of four girls. He also secured an indictment against Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rick Bragg ix

Author's Note xv

Part 1

Introduction: The Arc of History 3

1 The Bombing 16

2 Baxley 39

3 Langford 69

Part 2

4 The Job 95

5 Rudolph 111

6 Grand Juries 121

7 Sucker Punched 146

8 Blanton 175

9 Politics and Dementia 216

Part 3

10 Cherry 229

11 Epiphanies 282

12 Honoring the Children 292

13 One More Chance 302

14 Connecting the Dots 314

Acknowledgments 352

Index 355

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