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Diane McWhorter, a daughter of Birmingham's white elite, is a journalist & regular contributor to The New York Times & USA Today. She has also written about race & politics for The Washington Post, People, & other major publications. She lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Vedertaget namn
McWhorter, Diane
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
McWhorter, Rebecca Diane
Födelsedag
1952-11-01
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Utbildning
Wellesley College
Yrken
journalist
Relationer
Rosen, Richard Dean (husband)

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Detailed but dry events spanning twenty or so years of Birmingham history around the early Sixties leading up to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. McWhorter's father was apparently involved with Ku Klux Klan and perhaps with the bombing which she talks about. It's horrifying that the local and state police, courts and government collaborated with the Klan. It was disappointing in that it didn't explain why people were so invested in racism.
 
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Castinet | 4 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2022 |
Traces and maps my time in Ensley, Alabama, when cast out by my family of origin...
 
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Brightman | 4 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2020 |
This book ticks off certain local folks (I live in Birmingham) but not for any good reason that I can see. McWhorter weaves the history of her family into that of the city, in order to give a glimpse of how white residents managed to shelter themselves for quite some time from the revolution taking place downtown. Fred Shuttlesworth, founder of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, emerges as the principal hero of the movement.
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Muscogulus | 4 andra recensioner | Jul 29, 2012 |
There is no doubt Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution is testimony to McWhorter's nineteen year mission. Her conviction to expose the truth is on every page. What makes Carry Me Home so compelling in the unflinching examination of McWhorter's own family's beliefs and involvements in the tumultuous time of civil unrest. Interjecting personal biography give the book a unique drama. The detail with which McWhorter writes allows readers to not just walk in the footsteps of history but experience as if they are walking side by side in real time.… (mer)
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#32,132
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