Today In Black History - Bombing In Birmingham
On this date in 1963 Addie Mae Collins, Carol Robertson, Denise McNair, and Cynthia Wesley, were all killed at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. A bomb which was thrown into the building which caused the structure to collapse and kill the four girls. Robert E. Chambliss, a white supremacist, was later convicted of the racist attack. Thomas E. Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry were also charged in their deaths on May 17, 2000.