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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Too Great a Burden to Bear 1
Chapter 2 Halfway In and Halfway Out 23
Chapter 3 The Strong One 41
Chapter 4 The Bomb Heard 'Round the World 55
Chapter 5 Life Is but a Vapor 63
Chapter 6 Four Little Coffins 75
Chapter 7 The Aftermath 81
Chapter 8 The World Was Silent 93
Chapter 9 "It's Time!" 109
Chapter 10 D-day 129
Chapter 11 Double D-day 139
Chapter 12 The Most Dangerous Racist in America 147
Chapter 13 The Battle Continues 159
Chapter 14 Servant, Heal Thyself 169
Chapter 15 Bombingham 181
Chapter 16 Will the Violence Ever End? 191
Chapter 17 The Deaths of the Dreamers 203
Chapter 18 Je-Romeo 215
Chapter 19 Turning Points 223
Chapter 20 The First Arrest 231
Chapter 21 Back to Birmingham 239
Chapter 22 The Calling 247
Chapter 23 The Cherry Trial 253
Sample Jim Crow Laws 287
Letter from Barack Obama to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church 291