Alabama Civil Rights Memorial Center

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.

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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