Ballad of Birmingham

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Last updated: November 27, 2019

Who is the author of “Ballad of Birmingham?”
Dudley Randoll

Where was the author born?
Washington D.C.

How old was the author when he published his first poem?
13

During what war did the author serve in the US army?
WWll

The author earned his degrees in ________ and _________
English and library science

What did the author establish?
The broadside press

What did Dudley Randoll write this poem after?
The sixteenth street baptist church bombing

Who bombed the sixteenth street baptist church?
Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

How many young girls were killed during the bombing of the sixteenth street baptist church?
four

When was the baptist church bombed?
September 25, 1963

The bombing occurred during the same year of what historical speech?
Martin Luther king Jr.

Was this poem ironic?
yes, because the little girl died in a sacred place (church)

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