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1963 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Brennan Williams

Nina Simone's Daughter Says New Documentary About Her Mother Gets It Right | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices

After a decade in development, Nina Simone’s authorized documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” was released in select theaters and on Netfl...

Beyond the Charleston 9: A Call to Honor Our Community Leaders More

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.23.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Right now there is a young black leader in our neighborhood that embodies their spirit -- let's encourage that before it's too late.

Samantha Lachman

New Nina Simone Documentary Recalls Past Struggles While Echoing Present | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices

While watching "What Happened, Miss Simone?" -- a new documentary about the legendary singer-songwriter Nina Simone -- it's almost impossible not to t...

In Charleston, Echoes of Birmingham and a Call to Action

Riley Roberts | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Riley Roberts

"White Gunman Sought in Killing of 9 at Black Church in Charleston, S.C." It reads like a headline from another age. From 1963, to be precise -- the year another appalling hate crime was carried out against a strikingly similar target.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Houses Of Worship Hit By Violence Offer Advice, Prayers For Charleston | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

The horrific shooting that left nine dead at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston will be "etched in that community forever," acco...

"That Which MIght Have Been, Birmingham, 1963" : 50 Year Anniversary

Amy Waddell | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
Amy Waddell

September 15, 1963. A car travels North from Valle de Bravo, Mexico toward the border of Laredo, Texas. Artist John Henry Waddell, age 42, and his family have spent the past two and half years living in Mexico.

Danielle Cadet

Empathy v. Embarrassment: How Four Little Girls Fought A War With Their Lives | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices

On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Ala., at 10:22 a.m., a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast, erupting from the church'...

Two Weeks Later

Vincent Intondi | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

For the last few weeks, many have commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. However, one must ask, will the media and ordinary citizens be equally passionate about covering the anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing?

Condoleezza Rice Recalls Racial Attack That Killed Childhood Friend

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When a church bombing killed four young black girls on a quiet Sunday morning ...

They Reminisce Over You, My God: For Addie Mae, Cynthia, Carole, and Denise

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Though the story is well-documented, often lost in the historicity of this tragedy is its enduring humanity: those left behind to grieve and mourn life lost and security disturbed.

Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Birmingham, Alabama

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 31 (Reuters) - Birmingham is honoring its turbulent past by commemorating the 50th anniversary of...

Famed Alabama Civil Rights Attorney Releases KKK Hate Mail

Keith Thomson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Keith Thomson

During his 1976 prosecution of Klansman Robert Chambliss in the Alabama church bombing case, the mail for (then) Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley included racist rants, personal insults and death threats. Unfazed, Baxley placed them in a file he labeled "Kooks and Nuts."

For the Four Little Girls

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Nearly 50 years ago, a bomb planted by white supremacists killed four little girls in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church. There is now a bipartisan effort to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to these precious young girls.

Dr. King's Dinner Conversations

Carl Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Carl Lewis

To honor the memory of Martin Luther King, we need to stress the importance of community service. The idea of America's Sunday Supper is to initiate conversation focused on pressing social issues we face.

A Long Way From Birmingham

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

The four little girls from Birmingham were taken from us before they had a chance to witness a better America. But next week in Denver, their spirits will be very much alive.