The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (moderator)
Sat, March 9th, 2019 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

Years before Doug Jones became a household name for his defeat of Roy Moore in a 2017 special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he was well known for his role as a U.S. Attorney who prosecuted two former Ku Klux Klan members for their role in bombing the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The 1963 bombing killed four little girls and sparked new momentum for the civil rights movement in the Deep South. Discover how this key moment in American history shaped the long struggle for equality.

Doug Jones is a United States senator from Alabama and the author of Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil RightsEddie S. Glaude Jr. (moderator) is James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.


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