Diane McWhorter

Diane McWhorter is an American author and journalist, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution.' The book provides a detailed account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the 1960s. McWhorter's work often focuses on issues of race and social justice in American history.


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  1. 1. Carry Me Home

    "Carry Me Home" is a deeply researched historical account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1960s. The book provides a comprehensive look at the racial tensions and violence that marked this period, focusing on key events such as the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The author, who grew up in Birmingham, also interweaves personal experiences and family history into the narrative, offering a unique perspective on the complex social and political dynamics of the time.

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