Birmingham tends to provoke thoughts of Freedom Riders, church bombings, civil rights marches and police dogs.
Nearly fifty years later, people in Birmingham still can't escape their history, especially the painful parts. Some have started to unearth the city's past in order to face the future. State of the Re:Union with Al Letson "Birmingham, AL: The Long Story Short", airing Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.
SOTRU brings listeners into the courtrooms, churches and backyards of Birmingham to answer the question borne out by the lives of people here: Is Birmingham a monument to brutal segregation, or one of the few American cities willing to take a hard look at race?