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A major work of history, investigative journalism that breaks new ground, and personal memoir, Carry Me Home is a dramatic account of the civil rights eras climactic battle in Birmingham, as the movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation.The Year of Birmingham, , was one of the most cataclysmic periods in Americas long civil rights struggle. That spring, Kings child demonstrators faced down Commissioner Bull Connors police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches for desegregation -- a spectacle that seemed to belong more in the Old Testament than in twentieth-century America. A few months later, Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated with dynamite, bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killing four young black girls.

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