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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.

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The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in the deadliest act of the civil rights era.

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On this day in 1963, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed as an act of racially motivated terrorism.

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from The Daily Beast

Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle

Woman resisting arrest Birmingham, Alabama, April 14, 1963 Unidentified photographer From "Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle" by Martin A. Berger

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