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Picketer under arrest behind LovemanÕs department store, where the protest concerned unfair hiring practices, Birmingham, Alabama. Spring of1963 ÒBirmingham was a turning point. It was the first time the Movement took on such a large city. King called it the most segregated city in America. The KlanÕs penchant for resolving racial conflicts with dynamite earned the city the nickname Bombingham.Ó