Episode from the podcastWitness History: Witness Black History

The 16th Street church bombing

Released Tuesday, 9th June 2020
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Four young black girls were killed in a racist attack on a church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. The 16th Street Baptist Church was a centre for civil rights activists in the city. One of the girls who died was Addie Mae Collins, her sister, Sarah Collins Rudolph was badly injured but survived. In 2013 she spoke to Eddie Botsio about the bombing.

Photo: men carrying the coffin of Addie Mae Collins at her funeral. Copyright: BBC
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