The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill Paperback

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

by Barbara Sylvia Shores; Helen Shores Lee;


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The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill

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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.

The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill by Barbara Sylvia Shores; Helen Shores Lee was published by Zondervan in August 2013 and is our 43618th best seller. The ISBN for The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill is 9780310336228.

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Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherZondervan (August 2013)
Weight303g
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width139 mm
ISBN9780310336228
ISBN-100310336228
Product Code4079916
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