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In Remembrance Of....

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On Sunday September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. At the time, the city earned the moniker “Bombingham” because of the string of bombings of black homes and institutions since the early 1900s. At 10:19am, the telephone started to ring and a teenaged girl named Carolyn McKinstry answered. The person on the other end of the time said, “3 minutes.” She did not understand what that meant. At the same time, there were 5 girls in the restroom getting themselves ready for church. The title of the sermon that morning was, “A Love that Forgives.” At 10:22am, a box of dynamite went off. The bombing killed four little girls: Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Robertson (14), Denise McNair (11), and Cynthia Wesley (14).





The fifth girl that was in the basement was Sarah Collins (12), Addie Mae’s sister. Sarah had to identify her sister's body. Later, Sarah survived the bombing, but her injuries were extensive. She lost her right eye and undergone major…