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.
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.
Civil rights activists Jimmy Hicks, Julian Bond, John Lewis, and Jeremiah X stand across the street from a bombed church where 4 young black girls were killed while attending Sunday school. Birmingham, Alabama, 1963