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Ballad of Birmingham

Dudley Randall wrote “The Ballad of Birmingham” in response to the September 15, 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by the Ku Klux Klan. Four girls died in the bombing, and a number of other people were injured.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3568.A49


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Randall, Dudley (ed.). The Black Poets. 1971.

                  Call Number: PS591.N4 R35

  • Thompson, Julius. Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995. 1999.

                 Call Number: PS3568.A49 Z85 1999


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Randall, Dudley


Reference Materials

  • Black Literature CriticismCall Number: REF PS153.N5 B556

o        Vol. 3, pg. 1594, 1600-01, 1603

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism.Call Number: REF PN771.C59

o        Vol. 1, pg. 283

o        Vol. 135, pg. 373, 386-7, 393-4, 396

  • Critical Survey of PoetryCall Number: REF PN1111.C7

o        Vol. 6, pg. 2316

  • Masterplots II: Poetry SeriesCall Number: REF PN1110.5 .M37

o        Vol. 7, pg. 2620-2622

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1112.P752

o        Vol. 5


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