On September 15th, 1963, a few of the girls were changing into their church robes. Without warning, dynamite exploded and killed four of the girls. These girls were in the age range of 11-14 years old. The worst part, police knew who killed these girls and didn't say anything about it for almost 40 years. Bombing in Birmingham On September 15th, 1963, at exactly 10:22 A.M. 15 sticks of dynamite exploded at 16th Street Baptist Church and killed four girls that were changing into their white robes for a youth day celebration. This was supposed to be a happy day for the congregation. But the day didn’t live up to those expectations. Three of the girls that were killed were 14 years old. The other girl was only 11 years old. The girl’s names …show more content…
One other suspect died before he could be charged. The men that were charged were named Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr.; Robert Edward Chambliss, and Bobby Frank Cherry. The man that was never charged, but was suspected to have been involved was named Herman Frank Cash. The men that were charged didn’t get charged until the late 1970’s to the early 2000’s. Bobby Frank Cherry was charged for murder in 2002. Robert Edward Chambliss was charged for murder in 1977. Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was charged in 2001. When this happened, Thomas Blanton was only 25 years old and was the youngest of the killers. He was the truck driver. Robert Chambliss was charged around 40 years after the bombing. The day before the bombing Chambliss had told his niece “You just wait ‘till after Sunday morning. They will beg us to let them segregate.” His niece gave a testimony and told about what he had told her. This helped a great deal to put him in prison. The worst part of this was that the police knew who had killed the girls. They didn’t say anything about it though. The bombers knew people that knew the police. Since they had this connection, the police kept quiet about what they …show more content…
One of these people was 16 year old Dennis Robertson, who was hit in the head with a brick in a riot after the bombing. This was a very sad time for all of the families of the girl’s. This day was especially hard for 12 year old Sarah Collins. She had lost an eye during the explosion. She had witnessed the entire thing. She had watched her sister Addie Collins being killed. Time Is Not On Our Side After the bombing occurred, a riot broke out. This lead to two more teenagers were killed. Their names were Johnny Robinson and Virgil Ware. Robertson was 16 years old and Ware was only 13. This day in history eventually leads to the March on Washington. The March on Washington killed even more people and put many people in jail. When people wouldn’t run away, people would spray them with water hoses from the fire department. One of the firemen had later said “We are supposed to fight fires not people.” This time of events was horrific to thousands of people of all races. This was a very sad event in our history. We hope that we will never have to have an event occur like this ever again. This was just one example of what the African-Americans went through. There are many more stories like this
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On April 19, 1995, Timothy Mcveigh committed the most devastating terrorist attack at that time. This terrorist attack is known as the Oklahoma City Bombing which caused panic and chaos all over the United States. Early on that day, a Ryder truck containing a bomb made its way to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. This building was a United States Federal Government complex located in Oklahoma city, Oklahoma which included a day care center. Half of the building collapsed a couple seconds after the bomb which was located in the the truck denoted.
On April 19th, 1995, the bombing of Oklahoma City was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States of America prior to September 11th of 2001, when the planes crashed into the World Trading Center in Manhattan New York City. The Oklahoma City bombing remains to be the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in the history of America. The main bomber’s name was Timothy McVeigh, age 26, and he had a build up of anger against the US federal government, which led him to bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Timothy McVeigh was one of the three people associated with this crime, the other two people were Terry Nichols, age 40 and Michael Fortier, age 26. McVeigh was convicted and found guilty, he was sentenced
It also influenced the world, and caused many after effects. We still feel the effects today. On September 15,1963, a bomb went off at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. 4 girls were killed, and 14 were injured. The suspects were 3 former Ku Klux Klan members.
On March 25, 1931, a group of nine black teenagers, ranging from ages 12 to 20, were on a train from Chattanooga to Memphis.2 At the height of the depression, it was typical for young men to hop aboard local railways, moving from one fruitless job to another. During this particular train ride, one white teen had stepped on one of the black teens, Haywood Patterson’s, hands and began a stone throwing fight, which quickly escalated to one between the nine blacks and a group of young white men.2 The group of nine successfully managed to throw all but one of their attackers from the train before it had reached a life endangering speed, at which point those men had alerted the local station master.2 The station called to have the train stopped and the boys arrived to a lynch mob in the town of Scottsboro, Alabama.2 Local authorities and state police held the crowd back and escorted the boys to the local jailhouse to await questioning and certain imprisonment.2 Also arriving to Scottsboro were two women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, one of which gave testament to which she claimed the two had been raped by a group of twelve black men with pistols and knives.2 While in the jail, Price identified six of the nine boys as the ones who had attacked her.2 The guard on duty had reportedly replied, “If those six had Miss
The Oklahoma City bombing was a large tragedy that ruined families and took many lives. Timothy showed iniquity by not thinking of any of the precious lives due to the hatred he had for the government. Timothy McVeigh committed an unforgivable crime on Wednesday April 19, 1995. McVeigh took 168 lives and injured 842 people by bombing the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Casey). Many Americans argued weather McVeigh should live or die.
There was not much done on these young men murders but the federal government brought charges of civil rights violations against those that was involved in the murder. There was eighteen men involved in the murder but only seven was convicted in 1965. The FBI worked the case to bring justice to these innocent young men. The members of Neshoba County law enforcement decided to give the Klu Klux Klan a head start regarding to Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney. The two carloads of Klan members pursed the the boys and reached them on a local road.
September 15, 1963 - A bomb blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, kills four African-American girls during church services. At least 14 others are injured in the explosion, including Sarah Collins, the 12-year-old sister of Addie Mae Collins, who loses an eye. Three former Ku Klux Klan members are eventually convicted of murder for the bombing. Victims: Addie Mae Collins, 14 Denise McNair, 11 Carole Robertson, 14 Cynthia Wesley, 14 Timeline: September 15, 1963 - Four girls are killed and 14 injured in a bomb blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
The 16th Street Church bombing took place on Sunday September 15, 1963 at 10:22am. Addie Mae,Mcnair Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley were killed and Sarah Collins
On September 15, 1963 the group made a dreadful act. They placed a bomb under a staircase to the basement of 16th Street Birmingham Baptist Church. Four Girls, Denise McNair, who was eleven, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins, which were all 14, were killed in the bomb that exploded at 10:19 a.m(gale group). Twenty-two other people got injured, but were fortunate enough to survive. Former KKK members that included veterans supposedly committed the crime.
One of the more well-known church bombings happened on September 15, 1963. A home-made bomb was detonated in a church that had a predominately black demographic. Four young girls were killed, and many were injured by the explosion. This incident was followed by many clashes between law enforcement and protesters, it also brought national attention to the racial tension in the southern states. In 1963, Birmingham was approaching a mayoral election between Eugene "Bull" Connor and Albert Boutwell.
The Oklahoma City Bombing On April 19, 1995 a tragic terrorist bombing attack happened killing 168 innocent people of all ages. This all took place in Oklahoma City and was executed by Timothy J. McVeigh. The Oklahoma City bombing trial changed awareness for terrorism and how close it is to our everyday life. The trial shows why one man would turn against his country and believe he had no other choice.
People also went on protest for these victims and their losses this put their lives in danger, but they did this even with the dangerous circumstances even then they walked off from their protest and went to help the families. “The town’s bus drivers, who were on strike that day, walked off their picket lines and went back to work. Bakeries went into overdrive production, hospitals staffed up, and many of the townspeople opened their homes and offered their beds to the ‘plane people. ’”(Gander) In many situations humanity takes many forms and is still their in a time of