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Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of Wales adorns the...more
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While in Birmingham - at the minimum, you should drive by the 16th Street Baptist Church. This church unfortunately became an iconic symbol of the Civil Rights, when the KKK placed 10 bars of dynamite, caused an explosion, and killed 4 innocent girls.
I’m so glad I spent a few minutes visiting this historic church after touring the Civil Rigths Institute. Setting foot in this beautiful space in which four innocent lives were taken in a horrific hate crime was immensely moving.
Visited this site while on a civil rights trip in Alabama. Very moving to see the site where it actually occurred. Had heard about this through history in school and in family conversations and to stand in the spot was very moving indeed. Wanted to...More
We were not able to visit the Civil Rights Institute because we had only one day - Monday - in Birmingham and that is the day of the week they are closed. But just across the street is this church which was where four young...More
. The opportunity to visit this historical church. No admission fee, they do accept donationd. Went up in to the church, sat there prayed and took it all in. There where picture of the four slain girls projected on the wall of the sancuary. It...More
Beautiful church with a tragic history just across from the Civil Rights Institue and Kelly Ingram Park, both of which have a significant role in telling the story of Civil Rights in Birmingham and America. Not to be missed.
You have to call the church. The phone number is on their website. Look under tours. They schedule for the middle of the day during the week and not sure about Saturdays. Obviously no tours on Sunday. Absolutely do not... More
You have to call the church. The phone number is on their website. Look under tours. They schedule for the middle of the day during the week and not sure about Saturdays. Obviously no tours on Sunday. Absolutely do not by-pass the Civil Rights Institute next door. Incredibly good museum. Dr. King's cell where he wrote his Birmingham letter is there. And there are some great people working there. Also be sure to go to the park. The statue of the little girls is very moving.