Carry Me Home
Ms. McWhorter talks about her book Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, published by Simon… 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
People in this video
- Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
Diane McWhorter Author
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
Remember Me to Harlem
Emily Bernard talked about the book she edited, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten,…
Forced Into Glory
Mr. Bennett discussed his book Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, published by Johnson Publishing. The…
Mr. Leonard talked about his book, Lonesome Rangers: Homeless Minds, Promised Lands, Fugitive Cultures, published by…
Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
Ms. Painter talked about her book Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol, published by W.W. Norton. It chronicles the life…
User Created Clips from This Video
User Clip: American Terrorism is ANTI-UNION supported by the Industrialized corporations and Wall Street.
- 2 minutes
- 75 views
- 1 minute
- 8 views
- 6 minutes
- 4 views