16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham

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  • Very sad that four young innocent lives were lost for no reason by a bomb planted by the KKK. Unwarranted hatred. The visit was very well done with information and detail of a very disturbing event. T...  more »
  • This is the church where four young girls preparing for Sunday School were killed when it was bombed in a racist attack in 1963. Even just standing outside and looking at the memorial plaque to the si...  more »
  • Frankly, standing in the basement of the church, I lost it. As a white Southerner who grew up under Jim Crow, who thought it was "normal", the visit to 16th Street Church and the adjacent Kelly Ingram...  more »
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  • We visited the church today and we'd long known of its significance. The building itself isn't extraordinarily beautiful, but the importance is what it represents....tours are given at certain times, but not when we were there - although the custodian kindly showed us around, and later we met the pastor & we had a very pleasant conversation with him. They have a small gift shop and my friend bought a very nice shirt, plus there's a small donation box and certainly the church is reliant on donations.
  • Beautiful church with so much history. I took my girls when studying the equal rights movements. Being there looking up those steps, made them realize the events happened many years ago but they happened in the places all around us.
  • Walking in the place where tragic history was made. A beautiful church cared for by members of the congregation who want us all to remember the lovely young girls who died there. A very moving story of the four girls who died in the bombing and the two boys who died violently in the aftermath.
  • Amazing tour of the history of this church...and the bombing on Sept 15th 1963. Thank you Isaiah Perry for your care of others and your hospitality!
  • Great historical site! Was able to provide my son information on history and the trials that African Americans endured during the Civil Rights era.
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