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Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954 -1963. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.
An excellent accounting of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, including specific results and reactions to it.
Eskew, Glenn T. But For Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Garrow, David J. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1955_1968. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1986.
A detailed narrative and analytical account of King's and SCLC's response to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.
Hampton, Henry and Steve Fayer, eds. Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950's through the 1980's. New York: Bantam Books, 1990.
Contains photographs of the girls and reactions to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing by SCLC aides, local blacks, and others.
Oates, Stephen. Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
Contains a short but insightful account of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.