Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church that took the lives of four young women.
This attack has always touched me emotionally because I first heard about it when I was around the same age as the young women who were murdered. Spike Lee’s documentary Four Little Girls provides an amazing portrait of the young women who lost their lives that day, the movement as it was when the attack happened and the impact of that bombing on America.
Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Addie Mae Collins were murdered on September 15, 1963 when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama...
...just 45 years ago.