• While the World Watched

  • A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement
  • By: Carolyn Maull McKinstry
  • Narrated by: Felicia Bullock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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While the World Watched

By: Carolyn Maull McKinstry
Narrated by: Felicia Bullock
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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.

©2013 Tyndale House Publishers (P)2013 Oasis Audio

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Outstanding!

There were some surprises in the book that mirrored my life. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a complete and personal account of this church bombing. The narrator was excellent. Thank you Carolyn and Felicia.

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Look Back and Live With Greater Understanding

Growing up in LA in the 40’s I lived with the reality of racism. But being a little white girl I did not understand the depths and destruction‘separate, but equal’ was, because it was never equal. Thank God His Grace saved me from living a life of hate. The book was very special to me.

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I loved this story

An excellent review of history during the sixties and seventies. It brought back memories or facts I already knew. The author does an excellent job taking us into her world and sharing her experiences in the south during a period of time that was so pivotal for all blacks in America.

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amazing

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.

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Brave Beyond Belief

Unless you try to step in to the shoes of others, you cannot begin to understand their struggles.

Thank you Carolyn for spending many decades changing the world and providing a better future for mankind x I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book, thank you. Val