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The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill

The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights

By Helen Shores Lee, Barbara Sylvia Shores & Denise George
Narrated by Valeri Ross / 9 hours 20 minutes

These are the firsthand accounts of sisters Helen and Barbara Shores growing up with their father, Arthur Shores, a prominent Civil Rights attorney, during the 60s in the Jim Crow south Birmingham district—a frequent target of the Ku Klux Klan. Between 1948 and 1963, some 50 unsolved Klan bombings happened in Smithfield where the Shores family lived, earning their neighborhood the nickname “Dynamite Hill.”

Due to his work, Shores’ daughter, Barbara, barely survived a kidnapping attempt. Twice, in 1963, Klan members bombed their home, sending Theodora to the hospital with a brain concussion and killing Tasso, the family’s cocker spaniel. The family narrowly escaped a third bombing attempt on their home in the spring of 1965.

The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill is an incredible story of a family’s unfair suffering, but also of the Shores’ overcoming. This family’s sacrificial commitment, courage, determination, and triumph inspire us today through this story and the selfless service, work, and lives of Helen Shores Lee and Barbara Sylvia Shores.

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Narrator Valeri Ross
ISBN 9780310335788
Length 9 hours 20 minutes
Language English
Publisher Zondervan
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #68,501 Overall
Genre Rank #3,164 in Religion
 

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