16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Survivor Describes 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

“It was a frightening time if you were a young person growing up because you never knew what the day would bring.” Reverend Carolyn McKinstry’s words describe the climate of Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. On that Sunday morning, a bomb blew up the 16th Street Baptist church while McKinstry and many others were inside for a service. While McKinstry survived, four other teenage girls did not. The case was finally closed in 2000 when four white men were found to have planted the bomb for racially motivated reasons.

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