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1 16 TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH BOMBING By Nick Mazgay Photograph by

2 BIRMINGHAM 1963 August 3 – 300 jailed in Gadsden August 28 – MLK speech August 30 – 3 schools to be desegregated September 8 – Arthur George house bombing September 9 – Gov. Wallace bars blacks September 15 – 16 th street bombing Photograph by

3 SEPTEMBER 15 TH, th Street Baptist Church KKK plants bombs 10:22 AM 200 people within the church 22 people injured 4 killed Photo by

4 VICTIMS Cynthia Wesley (14) Addie Mae Collins (14) Denise McNair (11) Carol Robertson (14) Sarah Collins The Love that Forgives Photographs by and:///

5 Funerals of the victims No justice for over a decade J. Edgar Hoover did not approve of the movement 1977 KKK leader Robert Chambliss 2001 & 2002 more trials AFTERMATH Photo by & perpetrators-Obama-awards-gold-medal-dead.html

6 Mother dear, may I go downtown Instead of out to play, And march the streets of Birmingham In a Freedom March today? No, baby, no, you may not go, For the dogs are fierce and wild, And clubs and hoses, guns and jails Arent good for a little child. But, mother, I wont be alone. Other children will go with me, And march the streets of Birmingham To make our country free. No, baby, no, you may not go, For I fear those guns will fire. But you may go to church instead And sing in the childrens choir. She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair, And bathed rose petal sweet, And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands, And white shoes on her feet. The mother smiled to know her child Was in the sacred place, But that smile was the last smile To come upon her face. For when she heard the explosion, Her eyes grew wet and wild. She raced through the streets of Birmingham Calling for her child. She clawed through bits of glass and brick, Then lifted out a shoe. O, heres the shoe my baby wore, But, baby, where are you? BALLAD OF BIRMINGHAM BY DUDLEY RANDALL

7 Memorial service Moments of silence Sculptures of the victims Congressional Gold Medal 50 TH ANNIVERSARY That horrific day in Birmingham, Alabama quickly became a defining moment for the Civil Rights Movement. -President Obama Photo by

8 16th Street Baptist Church Marks 50th Anniversary of Bombing. 16 September November Birmingham Church Bombing. n.d. 24 November Field History Profile: The 4 Little Girls January November Randall, Dudley. "Ballad of Birmingham." Cities Burning (1968). Reeves, Jay. 1th Street Baptist Church Marks 50th Anniversary of Bombing. 15 September November Wright, Barnett in Birmingham Alabama: A Timeline of Events. 1 January November WORKS CITED

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