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16th St. Baptist Church Bombed

On September 15, 1963, a man later identified as Robert Chambliss placed a bomb under the steps of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Robertson (14), Cynthia Wesley (14 and Denise McNair (11) were killed by the explosion, and 22 others were injured. The girls were attending Sunday School classes at the church. Chambliss was found not guilty of murder, but given a hundred-dollar fine and six months in jail for having dynamite. He was re-tried in 1973 and received a life sentence for the bombing. - From Common Prayer

Earlier Event: September 10
Strobridge Elementary Clean-Up
Later Event: October 1
Private Event