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Steel purchased it and became the most important political and economic force in An. It resisted new industry, however, to keep wage rates down. Inthe town of Elyton and several other surrounding towns were absorbed into Birmingham.
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King wrote the now famous " Letter from Birmingham Jail ", a defining treatise in his cause against segregation.
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King and Bevel filled the jails with students to keep the demonstrations going. By September the SCLC and city were negotiating to end an economic boycott and desegregate stores and other facilities. On a Sunday in Aoabamaa bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Churchkilling four black girls. As a grassroots community commitment to combating racism and prejudice, it has since been used for programs in all fifty states and in more than twenty countries.
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Inthe visitors bureau selected "the diverse city" as a new tag line for the city. Recent developments have attracted national media.
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Inthe metropolitan area was made up of 7 counties, cities, and 21 school districts. Some analysts argue that the region suffers from having so many suburbs; companies play jurisdictions against each other to gain tax and other financial incentives for relocation, resulting in no net gain in the area's economy.
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January has a daily mean temperature of Snow occasionally falls during winter, but many winters pass with no snow or only a trace.