Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. The bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 17, 1963 caused immense damage and the death of four young children who were in the basement at the time of the bombing.
Cynthia Wesley (April 30, 1949 - September 15, 1963) was murdered in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. About Cynthia: Wore a size two and her mother made all her clothes. Liked to have parties in her back yard. She had invited a friend, Ricky Powell, to the youth service. He had agreed to come but instead had to attend a funeral with his family. #TodayInBlackHistory
Alabama: Children who died in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963. For a great account to read with children, see "The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963: by Christopher Paul Curtis. Google Image Result for http://crossfitharlem.com/files/2012/02/4girls.jpg
The '63 Baptist Church Bombing. It was a quiet Sunday morning in Birmingham, Alabama—around 10:24 on September 15, 1963, 44 years ago this month—when a dynamite bomb exploded in the back stairwell of the downtown Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The violent blast ripped through the wall, killing four African-American girls on the other side and injuring more than 20 inside the church.