16th Street Church Bombing

By: Caleb Bazil

What Happened

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was blown up by a bomb at approximately 10:22 a.m. Everything in the church was destroyed except for one stained glass window that had Jesus's body without the head which was blown up in the explosion.


There were four victims that died in the bombing. All four of them were children none older than 14. There names were Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair.


One of the four bombers names was Robert Edward Chambliss. We know no other names of the suspects but we do know that one of them died in 1994 without being charged and the other three were convicted of murder between 1972 and 2002.


The bombing a cured in Birmingham, Alabama at 10:22 in the year 1963 with a on 16th street.

16th street bombing

Sunday, Sep. 15th 1963 at 10:15pm

16th St

Birmingham, AL

This is a pinpoint location of where it happened