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  • Amos J Wright
    STORY OF BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING NOW AVAILABLE IN REVISED EDITION First Time in Paperback TUSCALOOSA, AL-The general outline is, by now, well-known. In
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      STORY OF BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING NOW AVAILABLE IN REVISED EDITION
      First Time in Paperback

      TUSCALOOSA, AL-The general outline is, by now, well-known. In
      September 1963, a bomb exploded at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
      It killed four young girls. At the time, no one was convicted of the
      crime-or even tried.

      Nearly fifteen years passed before the first guilty verdicts
      were handed down. The story of the crime, the investigation-including
      Alabama Attorney General Willam Baxley's battles with J. Edgar Hoover to
      get access to the FBI's files-and the trials was told in riveting
      fashion by Frank Sikora.

      In 1991, The University of Alabama Press first published Until
      Justice Rolls Down. At the time, the New York Times praised it as "a
      lyrically moving description of the victims' last hours" and
      complimented the book as a "story about intrepid prosecutors in pursuit
      of evidence."
      Throughout his career, Frank Sikora's life and work have been
      intertwined with Alabama's unsettling racial history. His first
      newspaper job was putting together the "black news" section of the
      Gadsden Times. During the first trials of the Ku Klux Klan members
      accused of planting the bomb, he wrote for the Birmingham News.

      Shortly before he retired, Sikora also covered a new round of
      trials, undertaken with federal help. The story of these investigations
      and the additional convictions in 2001 and 2002 make up the bulk of this
      revised and expanded edition of Until Justice Rolls Down.

      The new edition, just released by The University of Alabama
      Press, also includes a more detailed account of the death of
      thirteen-year-old Virgil Ware, the fifth African American child killed
      that fateful Sunday. "Sikora captures the hatred of the Klan, the hope
      of the civil rights movement, the pain of the tragic bombing, and the
      courtroom drama that ultimately caused 'justice to roll down like
      water,'" says Morris Dees, of the Southern Poverty Law Center. "[This
      book] is a fascinating read."

      Until Justice Rolls Down is a Fire Ant Book, an imprint of The
      University of Alabama Press. These "books with bite" feature compelling
      stories aimed at a broad audience. Concentrating on southern culture and
      history, and including both original volumes and reprint editions, they
      represent some of the finest work published by university presses today.

      Until Justice Rolls Down: The Birmingham Church Bombing Case by Frank
      Sikora
      Revised and Expanded Edition * New in Paperback
      Copyright date: 1991 * Paperback publication date: October 23, 2005
      192 pages * 51/2 x 81/2 *ISBN 0-8173-5268-6 * $20.00

      To order, contact the Chicago Distribution Center * 773-702-7000 *
      fax: 773-702-7212
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