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Fifteen-year-old Carolyn Maull McKinstry was just a few feet away when the Klan - planted bomb that killed four of her friends exploded in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. 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.

Carolyn's story is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of what it was like to grow up in the Jim Crow South - from the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights era. A unique and moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past five decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we've come - and how far we have yet to go.

©2013 Tyndale House Publishers (P)2013 Oasis Audio

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this book was so inspirational to see how Carolyn dealt with of the terrible things that happened in her childhood. what a wonderful life it is!

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By far my favorite book of 2015

Thank you for writing this book and telling your story. We should never forget what hard things in history have shaped this nation.

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Truth- God's Signature

Awesome Story, Information that's Priceless. Forgiveness is and always will be the will of God that frees us up to thrive.