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.”Continue reading “Bombingham”
June 1-5, 2021 Birmingham? As in Alabama? Yes!
On retirement from Accenture, I was offered a retirement gift. “What would Mark like?” they asked Jean. “A watch? Opera tickets?” Her reply, “Uh, no. How about a gift certificate to the Porsche Driving School?” She knows me so well!Continue reading “Birmingham 2021”