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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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