Bombingham

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Birmingham 2021

June 3, Day 3: Birmingham earned the nickname “Bombingham.” Between 1947 and 1965, more than 50 dynamite bombs devastated black homes and churches to suppress desegregation efforts in Birmingham.  As the most segregated city in America, it was referred to as the Johannesburg of the South.  Here the civil rights movement almost died.  Here it finally triumphed. The story is violent, rife with injustice, and, while hopeful, still far from “happily ever after.”

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Porsche Track Experience

Porsche Track Experience, Part 1

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Birmingham 2021

June 4, Day 4:  This is the big day… the Porsche Track Experience at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham (PTX Bham).  The half-day Porsche Driving School at Atlanta was the opening act; this is the main event.  A full day on a 2½-mile professional track, the same one used for the Honda Indy Grand Prix.  Sixteen curves – carousels, esses, corkscrews, hairpins, sweeps – and 120-mph straights in between.  Oh, and 80 feet in elevation change with blind summits and curves.  Am I a little nervous?  Yeah.  

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