Fifty years ago today four African-American girls were killed when their church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.
I thought readers would find it helpful to have a short list of related resources.
Most of these links have many multimedia resources:
World remembers four girls on bombing anniversary is from USA Today.
Birmingham Church Bombing Victims Honored on 50th Anniversary is from ABC News.
The Speech That Shocked Birmingham the Day After the Church Bombing is from The Atlantic.
50 Years Later: The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing is from The Daily Beast.
Learning the pivotal moments in America’s civil rights struggle is from The Washington Post.
On the anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham that killed four young girls, I’m going to repost this must-listen: https://t.co/Yg6KCy0HDZ
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 15, 2019
‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor https://t.co/DOn8OowEAt
— Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) October 4, 2020
Sarah Collins Rudolph, #Birmingham Church Bombing survivor and co-author of “The 5th Little Girl: Soul Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing,” tells @JoyAnnReid what happened that day 58 years ago today, and how it has impacted her life. #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/LBWbwryEsK
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 16, 2021
As we mourn the passing of Maxine McNair, we remember those four girls taken in the horrific bombing 58 years ago. Their memories are a reminder of our work in the battle for the soul of this nation. We must continue to root out racism and stand up to hate wherever it’s found. https://t.co/6bhXFUcCAJ
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 4, 2022
A crosspost from the Tchng w/ Primary Sources Tcher Network – A bit of a survey to investigate the 60th Anniv. of the Sixteenth Street Church Bombing in Birmingham. The speech from Charles Morgan at the end of the K. Kruse piece is haunting. https://t.co/jGywqJT4JW #sschat #TPSTN
— Diana Laufenberg (@dlaufenberg) September 15, 2023