Shards Of Stained Glass From Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing Donated To Smithsonian

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:15pm
Huffington Post

They were among the youngest martyrs of the civil rights movement, four young black girls — three 14-year-olds and one 11-year-old — whose deaths in a church basement horrified a nation already torn apart by segregation.

This week, 50 years after the Ku Klux Klan bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., shook hopes for a colorblind country, the four girls are getting their due.