Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene Bull Connor
||Brimner, Larry Dane
||Astra Publishing House
||JNF007110, JNF053140, YAN025220
9781635924411, Related ISBNs: 1590787668, 1635924413, 9781590787663, 9781635924411
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Synopsis: In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo. Relying on court documents, police and FBI reports, newspapers, interviews, and photographs, author Larry Dane Brimner first covers each man's life and then brings them together to show how their confrontation brought about significant change to the southern city. The author worked closely with Birmingham's Civil Rights Institute as well as with Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and his wife to bring together this Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's book, and Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year.
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