16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Essay

671 Words3 Pages
Luke 23: 24 ,”Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” That was the verse that 16th Street Baptist Church Sunday school lesson for September 15, 1963 was going to be based on (Howard, Betsy Child). Sadly, four very special little girls never got to hear it. The assassination of the four innocent little girls, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair during the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was unjust because they were innocent, the main causes for the assassination were racial and political; however, in those days some people thought certain murder was acceptable, therefore making it just.

The assassination of Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise Carol McNair was very unjust, because they were innocent, unoffending, and did not deserve to die that way. Addie, Cynthia, Carole, were only fourteen years old, and Denise was only eleven. The girls died so young, there were so many great experiences that they sadly never got to have. Carole, in fact, was wearing her first pair of heels the day of the bomb (Howard, Betsy Child). The fact that these innocent girls died that day because of
…show more content…
Even though many people back then believed that certain murder was acceptable (depending on the race of the victim), it was not, at all. It shouldn 't have been then, it isn 't now, and hopefully it will never be. All people are equal, and should be treated with respect, no matter what their race or ethnic background. “These children-unoffending, innocent, and beautiful-were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity,”
Open Document