Birmingham Church Bombing Maira Hernandez

The attack was caused by members of the Ku Klux Klan

KKK

22 people were injured and 4 young girls were killed

Victims:

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

Cites

Baggett, James L. "Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing." American History,ABC-CLIO, 2017, americanhistory.abc-clio.com. Accessed 13 Jan. 2017.

"Birmingham Protests." American History, ABC-CLIO, 2017, americanhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/252829. Accessed 23 Jan. 2017.

Cadet, Danielle. "Vigilance And Victory: How The Birmingham Church Bombing Revealed America's Ugly Truths." The Huffington Post.TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

Staff, History .com, editor. "Birmingham Church Bombing." History.com, A+E Networks, 2010, www.history.com/topics/black-history/birmingham-church-bombing. Accessed 20 Jan. 2017.

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