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.