Birmingham Church Bombing Jacob Flugaur

Background Information

The Birmingham church bombing took place September 15th, 1963 in Birmingham Alabama. This was an act of white supremacist terrorism. This tragedy was carried out by four Ku Klux Klan members The goal of this event was to put fear into the people that attended the church, community, and black community who this attack was intended to affect. This attack wasent the first of 12 other bombings that took place in birmingham previously. This attack was intended to repres the black community in birmingham and stop the protestest for equality.

This video gives you some background about the events leading to the Birmingham bombings and what the significance was of the Birmingham 16th street baptist church.

These pictures show the four victims of the bombing Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley. This also shows the church after the bombing and what it looks like today

Who is Affected by These Types of Events Today

One group of people that is affected very similarly by these types of events are the Muslims. A lot of the tactics used back during the civil rights movement are used today against the muslims and their places of worship

Sources

History.com Staff, H. %. (2010). Birmingham Church Bombing. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/birmingham-church-bombing?scrlybrkr=ec123318

Viewpoint: Islamophobia has a long history in the US. (2015, September 29). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34385051?scrlybrkr=ff6f7d8b

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