Bombing 16th street baptist church

Motive of racial terrorism

when it happened

On Sunday September 15, 1963 at 10:22 a.m, the 16th street baptist church was bombed in act of racially motive terrorism

The bombing of 16th street baptist church was done in a act of racially motive terrorism. This bombing took the lives of four young girls and nearly two dozen others were severely injured. The four young girls names were Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley. This event was one of several tragic events that happened at the peak of the civil rights movement. This act was done to try and keep the African Americans out of birmingham.

Some pictures of this tragic event