The Ghosts Of Alabama

After 37 years, two men are indicted for a bombing that transfigured the civil rights movement

Tom Cherry and his father Bobby Frank Cherry are separated by 200 ft. and four ghosts. The Cherrys both hail from Birmingham, Ala., but the family pulled up roots in 1971. Too many secrets, too many whispers. "It was time to leave that place," says Tom, 47. "Every time you turned around, some Cherry was getting into trouble--because of the name." Now Tom lives in Mabank, Texas, a tiny town of about 2,000 souls buried deep in the piney woods 50 miles southeast of Dallas. His father lives nearby--Tom can see Bobby's place from his front porch--but the two haven't talked...

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