Bombing 16th street baptist church
Motive of racial 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.