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Extended Audio Sample Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Familys Fight for Civil Rights (Unabridged), by Helen Shores Lee
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Shores Lee Narrator: Valeri Ross Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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These are the firsthand accounts of sisters Helen and Barbara Shores about 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gwen | 9/2/2012

    " Very slow in the beginning, but just like a locomotive picked up steam and kept me spellbound. Good historical account of a man who changed our lives. "

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