Bombing vs. bombing By: Jordan Peterson

Background Info

The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963, when four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device beneath the front steps of the church.

Goal of the event

The main goal of the K.K.K. was to control others through fear. This was mainly because if they had the African Americans controlled by fear then they would stop protesting and then the whites in the south could reinstate segregation.

This picture depicts the K.K.K. in uniform

Who Was involved

The main type of people that were involved are white supremacist terrorists that tried to show that they didn't accept the changes the civil rights movement were making to help the African Americans. And the African Americans weren't so happy so they started protesting that an investigation should be started.


The main obstacle that the African Americans had to overcome were racial obstacles the civil rights act of 1964 started it but it took time for white pro-segregationists to realize that this movement wasn't going to stop and that sooner or later they would be free off the public discrimination.

The lasting impact

In the aftermath of the bombing, thousands of angry black protesters gathered at the scene of the bombing. When Governor Wallace sent police and state troopers to break the protests up, violence broke out across the city; a number of protesters were arrested, and two young African American men were killed before the National Guard was called in to restore order. King later spoke before 8,000 people at the funeral for three of the girls fueling the public outrage now mounting across the country.

Modern Inequality

The next video shows the on the seen experience of the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013.

The modern day inequality is the Boston marathon bombing of 2013 which happened on April 15, 2013 and two homemade bombs detonated at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs.

The first bomb site of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013

Work Cited Staff. (2010). Birmingham Church Bombing. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from Staff. (2014). Boston Marathon Bombings. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from

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