By Randall C. Jimerson
Shattered Glass in Birmingham lines the reports of a white northern kin in the course of the climax of the civil rights circulate in Alabama's greatest urban. stated essentially from Randall Jimerson's point of view as considered one of 5 youngsters of Reverend Norman C. "Jim" Jimerson, govt director of the Alabama Council on Human family members, the narrative explores the private and non-private effect of the civil rights fight. in keeping with wide archival examine in addition to oral histories, Shattered Glass in Birmingham deals the reader a ground-level view of prejudice, discrimination, violence, and courage.
In 1961 the Alabama Council on Human kin charged Rev. Jimerson with the serious job of enhancing communications and racial knowing among Alabama's black and white groups, utilizing him to commute largely during the country to coordinate the actions of Human family members chapters throughout Alabama. alongside the way in which, he built shut operating relationships with black and white ministers, educators, and businessmen and served as an efficient bridge among the communities.
Rev. Jimerson's good fortune as a group activist used to be due principally to his skill to achieve the belief of either white moderates and key figures within the civil rights flow: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Lucius Pitts, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, Rev. Andrew younger, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He represents the masses of people that labored behind the curtain to assist in achieving the targets of civil rights activists.
After Klan contributors killed 4 younger women within the bombing of the 16th highway Baptist Church in September 1963, Rev. Jimerson preserved a number of items of stained glass that had blown out of the church's home windows. equally, Shattered Glass in Birmingham deals us a clean and critical viewpoint on those climactic occasions, providing one of many many fragments that make up the advanced tale of our nation's struggle for civil liberties.