Essay On Birmingham Bombing

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Birmingham church bombing by:Kareena Holkar One of the most horrific bombing has happened in Birmingham Alabama. It had happened at 10:22 a.m. on the morning of September 15,1963. 200 church members were in the building and many attending Sunday school classes before the start of the 11 a.m. service-when the bomb donated on the church’s East side, spraying mortar and bricks from the front of the church and caving its interior walls. Most parishioners were able to evacuate the building as it filled with smoke but, the bodies of the 4 young girls named Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robert, and Denise McNair were found beneath the rubble in a basement restroom. 11-year-old Sarah Collins, who was also in the restroom at the time of the explosion, lost her right eye, and more than 20 other people were injured in the blast. So many of people were scared and worried about what happened to the church and if their families were alright. Many of the civil rights protest marches that took place in Birmingham during the 1960s began at the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church, which had long been a significant religious center for the city’s black population and a routine meeting place for civil rights…show more content…
After a federal court order had come down mandating the integration of Alabama’s school system. In the aftermath of the bombing, thousands of angry black protesters gathered at the scene of the bombing. When Governor Wallace sent police and state troopers to break the protests up, violence broke out across the city; a number of protesters were arrested, and two young African American men were killed (one by police) before the National Guard was called in to restore order. King later spoke before 8,000 people at the funeral for three of the girls (the family of the fourth girl held a smaller private service), fueling the public outrage now mounting across the
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