Birmingham Church Bombing Maira Hernandez

The attack was caused by members of the Ku Klux Klan


22 people were injured and 4 young girls were killed


Addie Mae Collins, 14

Denise McNair, 11

Carole Robertson, 14

Cynthia Wesley, 14

"it all happened so fast"

The last thing she saw was her sister helping her friends out then it all went black

helped push the civil rights movement

the civil right movement

used as a meeting-place for other civil rights leaders

civil rights leaders such as

Dr. Martin Luther King

Jr., Ralph David Abernathy

Fred Shuttlesworth

September 16, 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holds a press conference in Birmingham, saying that the U.S. Army "ought to come to Birmingham and take over this city and run it."

Martin Luther King


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