Episode 21: Love and Hatred in Birmingham – Murder of Father Coyle

One of the most shocking murders in Birmingham, Alabama history happened in 1921. Father John Coyle, a Catholic priest, was shot and killed by a Methodist minister. The KKK paid for the minister’s defense team, that was led by Hugo Black.

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More about this episode

Father James E. Coyle Memorial Society

Brendan Shine, Coyle’s Grandnephew, Discusses Murder

Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America

Murder in the Cathedral

Music Credits

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

“Quinn’s Song: First Night”; “Ever Mindful”; “Long Note One”; “Echoes of Time”; “Ghostpocalypse 3” Road of Trials”; “Private Reflection” Music by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons

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