Whites and blacks were segregated during the period of the civil rights movement. Four members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Birmingham church simply because of the dominant race of the church. The planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device beneath the church.
The KKK bombed the church 50 years ago and they killed 4 young girls and injured over 2 dozen people. The 4 girls names were Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins. Many families suffered from the 4 losses of the girls.