Civil Rights-Dynamite Hill
9:57 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Civil Rights Attorney Arthur Shores: The Gentle Giant Of Dynamite Hill


Events like the Children's March and the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door in 1963 brought the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham to the forefront of the nation's attention, but long before that hard battles were being fought to beat back Jim Crow. Attorney Arthur Shores was one of these civil rights leaders and he resided in a neighborhood that became known as Dynamite Hill. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez recently talked to Arthur Shores' daughters, Judge Helen Shores Lee and Barbara Shores, who wrote a book about their father called the "Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill." Judge Lee starts with how they came up with the name.