Book Discussion on Carry Me Home

Ms. McWhorter talks about her book Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, published… read more

Ms. McWhorter talks about her book Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, published by Simon and Schuster. She described the civil rights movement’s pivotal battle in Birmingham, Alabama and the segregationist backlash. In 1963, demonstrators defied police dogs and fire hoses in nonviolent marches for desegregation. A few months later, Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated, bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killing four young black girls. The product of research in FBI and police files and archives, and of hundreds of interviews, Ms. McWhorter recounts the history of the Klan back to the New Deal, when members were agents of the local iron and coal industrialists fighting organized labor. According to the author, the demonstrations transformed the faltering civil rights movement into a national cause and inspired the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Carry Me Home is the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. close

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Book Discussion on Carry Me Home

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163715-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 27, 2001
Last Aired:
Sep 5, 2013

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  • May 27, 2001 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 2001 | 10:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 2001 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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