On the Sunday of September 15, 1963 at 10:22 a.m., the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. The Ku Klux Klan had bombed the Church, killing four girls. This murderous act shocked the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.

Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley were dressed in their "Youth Sunday" best, ready to lead the 11:00 adult service at the church.  Only a few minutes before the explosion, they had been together in the basement women's room, excitedly talking about their first days at school. The bombing came without warning.

Watch BHMDs tribute in memory of that horrific and tragic day.

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