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"Ballad of Birmingham" - An Analysis
Analysis of Dudley Randall's poem "Ballad of Birmingham."
# 122793 | 1,000 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Poetry) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights)

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This paper provides an explication of the Dudley Randall poem "Ballad of Birmingham." The poem was written as a tribute to the lives lost when white racists bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama, killing four young black girls and wounding twenty others.

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"Imagine four young girls attending Sunday school in their finest clothes-Denise McNair Cynthia Wesley Carole Robertson and Addie MaeCollins aged .... to ...- safe in Church despite the Civil Rights chaos around them on the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. (Brunner) Imagine the shock and horror among the parents and friends of these four girls as bomb ripped through the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on September ... killing all four and wounding twenty others. (Brunner) It is the shock and horror of one of the most heinous..."

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