While the World Watched

  • by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
  • Narrated by Felicia Bullock
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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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- Ellen

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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- Karen Buzzell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2013
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio