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16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham

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The 16th Street Baptist Church is a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. In 1963, the church was bombed by Ku Klux Klan members. The bombing killed four young girls in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. The church is still in operation and is a central landmark in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006. Since 2008, it has also been on the UNESCO list of tentative World Heritage Sites.
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  • I arrived too late in the day to be able to properly see the church. I had just finished touring the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Thankfully I was able to walk around the outside and take... 
    I arrived too late in the day to be able to properly see the church. I had just finished touring the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Thankfully I was able to walk around the outside and take...  more »
  • We got there too late for a Tour, so we didn't get to see inside, but we did look around at everything and read everything on the outside of the Church, which was still quite a bit of good... 
    We got there too late for a Tour, so we didn't get to see inside, but we did look around at everything and read everything on the outside of the Church, which was still quite a bit of good...  more »
  • Excellent tour! I teach this history in my classroom, and this has been on my bucket list for many years! Must see if you’re in Birmingham. A chapter of history everyone should know. 
    Excellent tour! I teach this history in my classroom, and this has been on my bucket list for many years! Must see if you’re in Birmingham. A chapter of history everyone should know.  more »
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  • Tony, Noel and I visited the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama. This church is steeped with history especially during the Civil Rights in the 60s. This is the church that was bombed killing several innocent little girls. Very sad history! The church is beautiful and you can tour it for free! If you are in the area you definitely need to visit the church.
  • We were excited to visit this historic civil rights location. Although known for a sad event, I am proud to be able to visit the memorial site. My visit allowed me to be a part of our American history decades later.
  • Absolutely worth your time to stop in to this historic church, take a tour, learn the timeline and history. Give yourself about an hour, we thoroughly enjoyed our education here.
  • this is where 4 young, beautiful Black girls lives were stolen by KKK clansmen. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described it as "one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.” this is history that needs to be told!
  • Thanks to the work of this congregation and their volunteers, this is an excellent place to learn about Birmingham, the church bombing, and the on going race relationships. The tour includes several history panels with many photos, an excellent video presentation, and a tour of the sanctuary. Book your tour online prior to arriving.

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