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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

  • By: Teresa Francis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

On Sunday, September 15,1963, a bomb exploded under the steps of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion killed four African American girls, Denise McNair, 11 years old; Carole Robertson, age 14; Addie ...

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