16th street baptist church bombing sculpture

Civil Rights Movement
8:31 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Statue of Birmingham Bombing Victims Heads to Ala

A sculpture of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims is expected to arrive in Alabama by next week. Here, birds are released into the air in this bronze and steel sculpture honoring the victims .
Roger Arvid Anderson

A memorial to four girls killed in a racist church bombing in Birmingham 50 years ago is headed to Alabama from California.

   A sculpture of the bombing victims is being shipped by truck from where it was created at the Mussi Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, Calif.

   It's scheduled to begin the trek eastward on Wednesday, and the sculpture is supposed to arrive in Alabama by next week.

   The piece will be installed and unveiled Sept. 14 at a downtown park near the scene of the bombing.

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