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Birmingham Alabama - 1963. People were politely asking for the civil rights they were entitled to and *this* is what they got. (and worse - like lynchings) This what I mean by "worst of times"... Reprehensible.

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The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in the deadliest act of the civil rights era.

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from The Atlantic

50 Years Ago: The World in 1963

Firefighters turn their hoses full force on civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 15, 1963. 50 Years Ago: The World in 1963 - In Focus - The Atlantic

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50 Years Ago: The World in 1963

vintage newspaper at counter | of Birmingham, Alabama, waits at a downtown Birmingham lunch counter ...

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On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls are killed when a bomb explodes during Sunday services at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, the deadliest act of the civil rights era.

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1963 - The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, kills four girls and marks a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It helps build support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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