Here in Birmingham, residents and city officials all year have been commemorating the events of the 1963 civil rights movement. The hope is that we will pave the path for a better future as we reflect on our past. 50 Years Forward has been the theme, the mantra, of the events held this year.
Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church that claimed the lives of four little girls. Tomorrow and on Saturday, Sept. 28 author T.K. Thorne will be at local bookstores signing her new book Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered New Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers.
Thirty-seven years the bombing, the FBI reopened what some thought was a hopeless case. In Last Chance for Justice, Thorne gives readers an inside look into the investigation from the perspectives of police detective Sergeant Ben Herren and FBI Special Agent Bill Fleming. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Thorne’s story is a stunning reminder of just how tough the fight for freedom—and justice—really is.”
Upcoming book signings by T.K. Thorne, author of Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless Investigators Uncovered New Evidence Convicting the Birmingham Church Bombers:
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2021 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
1 – 3 p.m.
757 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209