While the World Watched

A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement

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Publisher Description

On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s restroom she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life.

While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South: from the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement.

A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

Biographies & Memoirs
September 27
Tyndale House Publishers
Tyndale House Publishers

Customer Reviews

Proud Black Teen ,

Eye Opener

I am a student learning about the injustices faced to African Americans during the civil rights era, but the first-hand account by Mrs Maull-Mckinstry helped me understand it in a deeper way than what any textbook could have said. Thank you for having the courage to relive the horrible moments of your adolescence and adulthood for the next generation to understand the problems and know how to prevent it from happening again.
Wonderful, awe-inspiring!

TJT28 ,

Thank you

Thank you for giving us this knowledge of the bombing and your life. Thank you for telling us that we can get over anything with the love of God. This book is an amazing story of struggle and strife.

Froggo1955 ,

I never knew it was that bad

I was 8 years old at the time of the bombing and knew nothing of the events at the time. I lived in a small city outside Birmingham and my parents did not talk of these events in front of our children. I knew that we did not associate with African Americans and nothing more. This book was a real eye opener for me.

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