This murderous act shocked the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement. Only a few minutes before the explosion, they had been together in the basement women's room, excitedly talking about their first days at school.
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Four black girls were killed and at least 14 others were injured, sparking riots and a national outcry. Hide Caption 1 of 11 Photos: Three Ku Klux Klan members were later convicted of murder. Hide Caption 4 of 11 Photos: It was declared a national historic landmark in Hide Caption 5 of 11 Photos: Her sister was one of the girls who died.
Hide Caption 6 of 11 Photos: He said the U. Army "ought to come to Birmingham and take over this city and run it. Hide Caption 9 of 11 Photos: An estimated 8, people attended the service.
Hide Caption 10 of 11 Photos: In his eulogy, Dr. King said, "These children -- unoffending, innocent and beautiful -- were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.
September 15,marked the 50th anniversary of the bombing. At least 14 others are injured in the explosion, including Sarah Collins, the year-old sister of Addie Mae Collins, who loses an eye. Three former Ku Klux Klan members are eventually convicted of murder for the bombing.On September 15, , a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church as church members prepared for Sunday services.
The racially motivated attack killed. Sep 16, · BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A memorial service was held to mark the 55th anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four girls.
Local news outlets report that the service was held. 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, terrorist attack in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 15, , on the predominantly African American 16th Street Baptist Church by local members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
Resulting in 14 injuries and the death of four girls, the attack garnered widespread national outrage. Birmingham Church Bombing On September 15, , a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church as church members prepared for Sunday services.
The racially motivated attack killed four young girls and shocked the nation.
Birmingham, Alabama, and the Civil Rights Movement in The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was used as a meeting-place for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy and Fred Shutterworth. 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing () The 16th Street Baptist was a large and prominent church located downtown, just blocks from Birmingham's commercial district and City Hall.
Just before 11 o'clock on September 15, , instead of rising to begin prayers the congregation was knocked to the ground.