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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Martin Luther King's 'Eulogy for the Martyred Children'

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"These children -- unoffending, innocent, and beautiful -- were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity."

The Story Of The Shards Of Stained Glass From 16th Street Baptist Church

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) They were among the youngest martyrs of the civil rights movement, four young black girls — three 14-year-olds and one 11-year-old ...

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.

They Know Not What They Do: The Bombing Of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Guideposts | Posted 03.22.2013 | Religion

Boom! The floor swayed. Glass fell at my feet. Someone shouted, "Hit the floor!" I dropped, flat on the ground. Silence. Then a stampede of feet. Police sirens. I looked up. There was a hole in the stained-glass window where Jesus' face had been.

The Music Of The Movement

Posted 07.30.2011 | Religion

In a church where four little girls lost their lives, angels still seem to be singing. Their songs are not of the pain left behind, but of freedom.

Woman Recounts Bomb Memories From Historic Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Greg Garrison Religion News Service BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(RNS) Carolyn McKinstry pointed to a doorway in the balcony of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church...