WWU professor's family donates treasured reminder of 1963 church bombing

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 11:30am
The Bellingham Herald

Rand Jimerson's father picked up some pieces of stained-glass window from the dynamited church. The date was Sept. 15, 1963. The place was Birmingham, Ala.

Jimerson's father, Norman J. "Jim" Jimerson, a white Baptist minister, had moved his family to Birmingham two years earlier, leaving behind a much-loved job as a chaplain at a federal reformatory in Virginia. He moved there to become director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, working with blacks and whites to fight segregation.