FC: The Four Little Girls and the 1963 Church Bombing.
1: Addie Mae Collins By Jusitn Ricks Cynthia Wesley Trent Landers Denise McNair By Brittany Shaw Carol Robertson By Jon Vincent The Chruch Bombing By Sawyer McGrady | Page 2-6 Page 7-10 Page 11-14 Page15-18 Page19-22
2: Addie Mae Colins
3: The The 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which killed four young girls, shocked the city of Birmingham. The explosion instantly killed 11-year-old Denise McNair along with Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carol Robertson, all 14 years old.
4: Just 14 years old, she was one of four African-American girls who were killed in the September 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Along with Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Rosamond Robertson, she was in the basement getting ready for worship service. where they were going to serve as ushers in the ceremony. Explosions of 15 sticks of dynamite stashed under the stairwell then ripped through the northeast corner of the 16th Street Church, killing all four girls. The perperators of the bombing were proven to be Ku Klux Klansmen.
6: This is some pictures of Addie Mae Collins. She was only 14 years old when she died in this terrible tradegy.
7: By Brittany Shaw Denise McNair
8: Denise had alot of friends in her childhood she was very friendly.Denise was a very loveable child. She did more for otheres than she did for her self. When denise was a little girl her and her brother would always go play in the park and there mom would them drink from the whites and blacks water foutain because they both wanted water at the same time.So when the white wasn't looking they would sneak a drink from the whites fountain.
9: She was an 11 year old African American girl who attended 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Denise, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Rosamond Robertson were killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. These four girls were in the basement getting ready for the worship service. they were going to serve as ushers in the ceremony. Explosion of 15 sticks of dynamite stashed under a stairwell ripped through the northeast corner of the 16th Street Church. The killers of the bombing were some Klansmen. So far police have only found one of them, Ku Klux Klan member Robert 'Dynamite Bob' Chambliss. Chambliss was charged and convicted with first-degree murder in 1977.
10: On the left is a picture that is of a tombstone that was of the bombing when the four little girls did a march. the right side is a picture of the cometery that all the four little girls are in this cemetery.
11: By Trent Landers Cynthia Wesley
12: Cynthia Welsey died on 9+15-68 and she was on born on 4-30-49 she died in a march of civil rights.
13: Hundreds converged on the church. "People were running all over the street!" one witness told the press, "screaming, hollering and throwing rocks at the police officers as they arrived." Meanwhile, dozens of survivors staggered out of the smoking ruins, their faces and bodies covered in blood and dust. The explosion shattered windows in buildings across the street and turned over several cars parked near the church. During the investigation, it was thought that the bomb consisted of at least 15 sticks of dynamite. The device was apparently placed outside the church under a flight of steps that led to the basement.More medical personnel soon arrived and began to care for the injured. But the huge crowd continued to grow and many people were digging in the rubble searching for more survivors. Police struggled against the frantic rescue workers attempting to keep them out of the crime scene, but it was impossible.
14: Cynthia Wesley was the first adopted daughter of Claude and Gertrude Wesley, both of whom were teachers. Her mother made her clothes because of her petite size. Cynthia went to school at Ullman High School, which no longer exists. She excelled in math, reading, and band.
15: By Jon Vincent Carol Robertson
16: The bells of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., tolled Monday in remembrance of the four girls who were killed when a bomb exploded at the church on this day 40 years ago.The church is still grappling with its place in history, Melanie Peeples reports. Just last year, the last living man believed responsible for the attack, Bobby Frank Cherry, was convicted of the crime. Carol Robertson who was 14 years old at the time was secretary of her Sunday school class. She was taking attendence records as the bomb went off.
17: Carol Robertson, 14, one of the bombing victims. Three others were killed -- Cynthia Wesler, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair -- and more than 20 were injured.
18: The Four Little Girls Carol Robertson Addie Mae Collins Densie McNair Cynthia Wesley
19: The Chruch Bombing on 16th Street Baptist chruch By Sawyer McGrady
20: It was called "Bombingham." And the title was not meant to be funny. Things were so bad in Birmingham, Alabama, during the early 1960s, that everyone, black or white, risked their lives just by walking through the city's streets. A bomb could go off at anytime. From 1950 to 1960, dozens of bombings were committed in Birminghamby unknown terrorists. Black homes or businesses were usually the targets of these explosions. In most cases, the victims were alleged to have committed an offense against the rigid structure of white supremacy. This type of transgression, which disturbed the fragile throne of white privilege, was considered so serious that a man could pay for it with his life. To live in certain areas of the South during this time, a person had to accept the fact that the animosities of past generations were still very much alive and the frightening rule of white supremacy dominated the course of everyday life.
21: This is the story of one of the most infamous crimes of 20thcentury America, the bombing of a church during a Sunday service, which left four innocent teenage girls dead. The men responsible hid behind the cloak of secrecy, intimidation and the white robes of the oldest terrorist organization in the world, the Ku Klux Klan. For the last 40 years, this epic pursuit of justice, which spanned eight Presidents, inched forward to a bitter end, while the aging families of the victims looked on in patient anguish. But the terrible bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963, will never be forgotten. By 9 a.m. on September 15, 1963, the class, which consisted of 80 teenage girls, began to assemble in the lobby of the Sixteenth Street Bethel Baptist Church.