Martin Luther King Jr. A separate service was held for the fourth victim, Carole Robertson. They entered the stage of history just a few years ago, and in the brief years that they were privileged to act on this mortal stage, they played their parts exceedingly well.
The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was a racially motivated attack which resulted in the death of four innocent girls and galvanized the civil rights movement. The bombing inspired many moderate whites to advocate on behalf of disenfranchised African Americans in Alabama and the rest of the South (Encyclopedia 1)/5(1). Saturday was the 55th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. The service honoring Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley and two. Thesis Statement Model Thesis with Reasons Here, the use of “because” reveals the reasons behind the writer’s opinion/ main idea. Because U. S. Citizens were not questioned of their motives until the first American terrorist bombing.
Resulting in 14 injuries and the death of four girls, the attack garnered widespread national outrage. Throughout the civil rights movementBirmingham was a major site of protests, marches, and sit-ins that were often met with police brutality and violence from white citizens.
In the 16th Street Baptist Church hosted several meetings led by civil rights activists. In an effort to intimidate demonstrators, members of the KKK routinely telephoned the church with bomb threats intended to disrupt these meetings as well as regular church services.
When a bomb made of dynamite detonated at The bomb exploded on the east side of the building, where five girls were getting ready for church in a basement restroom.
The explosion sprayed mortar and bricks from the front of the building, caved in walls, and filled the interior with smoke, and horrified parishioners quickly evacuated.
Beneath piles of debris in the church basement, the dead bodies of four girls—Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, and Carole Robertson, all age 14, and Denise McNair age 11 —were discovered.
A fifth girl who had been with them, Sarah Collins the younger sister of Addie Mae Collinslost her right eye in the explosion, and several other people were injured. Violence broke out across the city in the aftermath of the bombing.
Two more young African Americans died, and the National Guard was called in to restore order. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Despite repeated demands that the perpetrators be brought to justicethe first trial in the case was not held untilwhen former clan member Robert E. Chambliss was convicted of murder Chambliss, who continued to maintain his innocence, died in prison in The case was reopened ininand finally again inwhen two other former clan members—Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry—were brought to trial.
Blanton was convicted in and Cherry in Cherry died two years later. A fourth suspect, Herman Frank Cash, died in before he could be tried. In the film, Lee interviews witnesses to the bombing and family members of the victims while at the same time exploring the backdrop of segregation and white harassment that were central to the time period.September 18, , Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama [Delivered at funeral service for three of the children - Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, and Cynthia Diane Wesley - killed in the bombing.
16th Street Baptist Church interior after the bombing Birmingham Public Library Upon learning of the bombing at the Church, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
sent a telegram to Alabama Governor George Wallace, a staunch and vocal segregationist, stating bluntly: 'The blood of . The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, September 15, , when four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device beneath the steps located on the east side of the church.
Abstract. This is Dr. King?s eulogy for three of the four young girls killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Birmingham church bombing was a major event in the Civil Rights Movement. On Sunday, September 15th, a bombing occurred at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
This was the seventh bombing in Birmingham within six months! The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Leading up to Church Bombing In the s the 16th Street Baptist Church served as a headquarters for mass meetings and a place to rally for civil rights protests.