University of Pittsburgh

David Garrow Speaks at Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

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September 24, 2013

Pitt Law Professor David Garrow spoke at Birmingham's famous Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Thursday, September 12, as part of the City of Birmingham's 50th anniversary commemoration of the September 1963 bombing of the church in which four young women were killed. Joining Garrow on a panel discussing the legal impact of Birmingham's civil rights movement were Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Helen Shores Lee, whose father, Arthur Shores, was Birmingham's most prominent civil rights attorney during the 1950s and 1960s, and former U. S. Attorney Doug Jones, who successfully prosecuted two of the Ku Klux Klansmen who carried out the church bombing.

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