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50th Anniversary ~ Four Little Girls, Church Bombing

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Join historian Leslye Joy Allen as she lectures on The Four Little Girls~ The Play Four Little Girls, presented by Project1Voice

Pay close attention to the last 20 minutes,  the breathtaking account of, Fate Morris, the brother of one of the little girls, Cynthia Wesley.

The Murdering of the four little girls, in the bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama. was one of the most despicable hate-crimes during the height of the civil-rights movement.  The nation was simultaneously revolted and angered. It galvanized the push to fight for equality and justice.

Timeline: Martin Luther King Children's crusade May 2- 7th 1963, 3,000 children arrested - Aug.28th King refers to the Children's bail money (promissory) in his "I have A Dream Speech" 

The bombing, the 4th such incident in less than a month. . None of the 50 bombings since World War II were solve.