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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing, 15 September 1963


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On September 15, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killed four little girls. These powerful images, newspaper clippings, and documents show the immediate and widespread destruction of the tragedy and heartbreak that inspired a movement. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is located at the intersection of 16th Street and 6th Avenue North.

Civil Rights Digital Library This collection is also included as part of the Civil Rights Digital Library documenting America's struggle for racial equality.

The Birmingham Public Library has reproduced images and clippings from The Birmingham News with the permission of The Birmingham News. All rights reserved.


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