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The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill - The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family's Fight for Civil Rights

Helen Shores Lee

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Sylvia Shores, Denise George, Valerie Ross

Length:

9h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:59