16th Street Baptist Church

It was an act of terrorism that jolted the nation at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, when Blacks fought for equality across the nation, but even more fiercely in the entanglement of the Jim Crow South.

In the midst of the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham civil rights movement comes an honor for the four little victims that died in 1963. On Thursday, May 9th, the Senate approved to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair.  The 420-0 vote is now […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four young victims of a deadly Alabama church bombing that marked one of the darkest moments of the civil rights movement are one step closer to receiving Congress’ highest civilian honor. By a 420-0 vote, the House has passed a measure that posthumously would award the Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae […]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The lone survivor of a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls said Wednesday she wants millions in compensation for her injuries and won’t accept a top congressional award proposed to honor the victims. Sarah Collins Rudolph, in an interview with The Associated Press, said she feels forgotten 50 […]

Jacque Reid goes “Inside her Story” with Carolyn McKinstry, a survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL about overcoming the traumatic event, what changes need to be done in the community, her book and how she plans on memorializing the four little girls who lost their lives on that fateful day. […]

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the  brutal 1963 bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.  Four little girls – Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair and Addie Mae Collins lost their lives that day at the hands of the KKK. This week, bipartisan lawmakers have announced the pursuit of the Congressional […]

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the  brutal 1963 bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.  Four little girls – Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair and Addie Mae Collins lost their lives that day at the hands of the KKK. This week, bipartisan lawmakers have announced the pursuit of the Congressional […]

A half century after one of the worst racially-motivated incidents of the civil rights era, Alabama’s congressional delegation introduced legislation Wednesday to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal to the four black girls who were killed in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. If approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate, […]

On September 15, 1963, 15 year-old Carolyn Mckinstry walked into the sanctuary to hand in Sunday school papers to the office at 16th Street Baptist Church. Within a few steps, she heard a large explosion. A bomb had been ignited. This particular bomb killed four little girls: Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, and […]