The Balled of Birmingham is about children, which were murdered , because of the color of there skin. I think the author chose this story , because how it change the way people thought ,pushed movements ,and change America.
When that little girl was killed in that explosion. It changed the way people treated people of color.The little girl was innocent at church, not rioting in on the streets. This showed how much hatred was were thrown at black people,and it needed to change. After her death, it help jump start the civil rights movement .She the way the government preserved proseved black people. They saw sall that they were treated badly bad even if they were innocent, and it needed to change before it got worse.
She changed America