Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church

US Mayors-Racism
4:46 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

US Conference Of Mayors Releasing Anti-Racism Plan

The national group of mayors is unveiling a 10-point plan in Birmingham to end racism and discrimination in America.
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The national group of mayors is proposing a 10-point plan to end racism and discrimination in America.

The blueprint released Thursday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors includes speaking out against bias, reducing poverty and working to reduce disparities between whites, blacks and Hispanics in prison sentencing.

In cities, the mayors say want to promote inclusion and tolerance and help integrate immigrants into communities.

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Church Bombing-Memorial
4:51 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Group Nears Fund-Raising Goal For Bombing Memorial

Work on the bronze and steel sculpture is being done in Berkeley, Calif. Birmingham native and sculptor Elizabeth MacQueen created the design for the memorial.
Credit http://www.fourspirits1963.com/ / Four Spirits Inc.

Planners of a memorial to honor the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham say they are nearing their goal of raising $250,000.

Four Spirits Inc. on Sunday announced that collections and commitments for the design, construction and installation of the project have surpassed $200,000. Four Spirits Inc. is a nonprofit organization formed to collect money and establish the memorial.

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Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham
1:11 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham

Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Bernice King, Governor Robert Bentley
Stan Ingold

All year long on Alabama Public Radio we’re looking back on pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights. Many of the landmarks in the battle against segregation can voter discrimination are now tourist attractions. We have already looked at sites in Selma and Montgomery on Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail and now we head to Birmingham.

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Alabama Civil Rights Movement
6:37 am
Wed May 15, 2013

FBI, Civil Rights Leaders Meet on 50th Anniversary

FBI officials and civil rights leaders will talk about violations of the nation's civil rights laws at a conference held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
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Birmingham's FBI office and the Civil Rights Institute will examine violations of the nation's civil rights laws at its annual public conference on civil rights and law enforcement.

   "Fifty Years Forward-Toward Progress and Partnership" will be held at the 16th Street Baptist Church May 19 and 20. The church was bombed 50 years ago. Rev. Carolyn McKinstry and FBI agents will share perspectives on the 1963 church bombing and its aftermath.

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Birmingham Children's March
4:45 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Students Re-Enact 1963 March Against Segregation

Students marched in Birmingham today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Children's Crusade against racial segregation in 1963.
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More than 1,000 students are retracing a landmark civil rights march in Birmingham.


Students from a dozen high schools and colleges marched from the city's 16th Street Baptist Church on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Children's Crusade against racial segregation in 1963.

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Arts & Life
8:34 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Center Gives Free Admission on Bombing Anniversary

Four girls died in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Montgomery in 1963.
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The Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery will offer free admission Saturday in remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the deaths of four girls killed in a bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.


The church was a center for civil rights meetings and marches. It was bombed by Ku Klux Klan members on Sept. 15, 1963, killing four school girls who were preparing for a church service. Killed were Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Three former Klansmen were later convicted of the bombing.

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