The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill Hardback

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 2012. The ISBN for The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill is 9780310336204.

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Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherZondervan (August 2012)
Weight444g
Number of Pages288
Thickness27 mm
Height221 mm
Width145 mm
ISBN9780310336204
ISBN-100310336201
Product Code4033644
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